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    • CommentAuthorgc
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2013 edited
     
    NEVER FORGET

    94 years ago today.gone
    • CommentAuthorgc
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2013 edited
     
    Molasses tanks containing over 2 million gallons in the north end exploded, unleashing a 40 foot wave of molasses that knocked down elevated train tracks, buildings, and ensnared people and horses. Basements were flooded with 2-3 feet of molasses.

    Flickr set from the bpl here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/sets/72157624622085789/




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    "US Industrial Alcohol, the company owning the tank, steadfastly blamed anarchists."You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    ^ Awesome. I'll take credit for it.All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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    Alas, I think they were just trying to avoid having to compensate the injured and kin of the deceased.You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
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    94 years dude

    2013-1919=94.Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
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      CommentAuthortone
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2013
     
    This is a pretty good read on the event, aftermath and trial.
    http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Tide-Great-Boston-Molasses/dp/0807050210We are the small axe.
    • CommentAuthorgc
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2014 edited
     
    95 years ago today.



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    "Slow as molasses in January"

    clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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    I remember the exact moment I was told about this as a kid. I was eating ramen noodles. I'm going to eat some ramen today in memoriam.
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    Hey guys it's really nice out!Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
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    100 YEARS AGO TODAY.All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2019
     
    I'm frankly amazed that Boston has gone a full century without another deadly tidal wave of tastinessWorstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    ^hahaha, next maybe a tidal wave of microbrew?

    ^^HI CHRISDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D