A poorly constructed steel tank causes the 1919 Boston Molasses Flood

A poorly constructed steel tank causes the 1919 Boston Molasses Flood

Boston endured one of history’s oddest occurrences when a flood of molasses tore through the city’s North End on 15th January 1919. What became known as the ‘Great Molasses Flood,’ resulted in the depositing of so much sticky goo that residents of the area claimed to still be able to smell the molasses decades later…

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An oversight at the Meux Brewery Company causes the 1814 London Beer Flood

An oversight at the Meux Brewery Company causes the 1814 London Beer Flood

The London Beer Flood occurred on 17 October 1814 at the Meux and Company Brewery in London’s Tottenham Court Road. A huge vat that contained over 600,000 litres of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the building to explode in a domino effect. Almost 1.5 million litres of beer gushed into the streets, creating a…

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