Death by Molasses


We're a couple of months late with this one: sorry! The 90th anniversary of the Great Boston Molasses Flood, which killed 21 people.
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 01, 2009
     Category: Death | Destruction | Food | 1910s | North America

Now there's a sticky situation. So did this prove just how slow molasses moves in winter? 40' wave of molasses. And not a surfboard to be found!

Posted by DownCrisis on 04/01/09 at 11:46 AM
And no cornbread for a thousand miles!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/01/09 at 11:56 AM
Read some more on Wikipedia. This stuff was on its way to be turned into industrial alcohol. So, sing it with me if you know it...

"On a wave of fermentation
A wave of fermentation
A wave..."

(My apologies to The Pixies) 😉
Posted by DownCrisis on 04/01/09 at 11:59 AM
How slow were the people that died?
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 04/01/09 at 08:53 PM
:lol: patty, I had the same thought. I have this image in my head of a bunch of people running in slow motion.
Posted by Nethie on 04/01/09 at 11:25 PM
maybe they over-ate pancakes trying to clean up the mess?
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 04/02/09 at 07:21 AM
I missed a syrup article??? I am so ashamed, I will go sit in the corner. :red: (just for those who would point it out, I know it is molasses and not syrup and I know there is a difference 😛
Posted by Silbakor in an altered state on 04/02/09 at 12:41 PM
They really could have used our pancake cult back then!
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 04/02/09 at 12:42 PM
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