The Great Molasses Flood : January 15th 1919 in the city of Boston 7.5 million liters of molasses surged into the streets in a giant sticky 40 foot wave when a metal tank burst killing 21 people and injuring another 150 bystanders. It has been reported that in people visiting the area in the 1970’s could still smell molasses in the vicinity fifty years after the disaster!
The 2nd link below has the most amazing 3 minute video explaining the history of the event, well worth watching.scientificamerican
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Click here to watch a video of the TV show “The Folklorist” that explains “Where, What, Why and How” Great Molasses Flood disaster happened: (Amazing Video)