Saturday, December 09, 2006

Ultimate sugar rush

So, here I am online, trying to find out whether I can use a year-old bottle of molasses for this year's Moravian Cookies (Yes, I can) when I run across this at Wikipedia: The Boston Molasses Disaster. It seems a molasses tank burst there in 1919, releasing a 35 mile-per-hour tsunami of the stuff that killed 21 and injured 150. The photo looks like Katrina, but stickier.

I sat in history classes for 16 years, give or take, and this never came up once.

Just sharing.

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