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The great molasses disaster of 1919

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I read about that years ago. Imagine the mess.

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What's worse is 21 people died. I imagine drowning is bad enough, but to drown in molasses would be horrible. 

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Remarkable.  I had never heard of this event.

 

 

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Yep.  Back in the 60's, if I am correct, the molasses plant in New Orleans in the Uptown area near the Mississippi river had one of their tanks split open and the molasses spread all over the neighborhood streets and yards.

 

Do not recall if anyone was injured.

 

The Boston molasses spill was brought up in New Orleans when this happened.

 

But it was not near the catastrophic level as the Boston accident.

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If you can't outrun molasses you really need to work on your cardio.  😎

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1 hour ago, BigAngus752 said:

If you can't outrun molasses you really need to work on your cardio.  😎

Especially in January.

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1 hour ago, BigAngus752 said:

If you can't outrun molasses you really need to work on your cardio.  😎

I wouldn't run unless I was out of pancakes.

I just wonder if they mourned the dead with a nice breakfast.

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