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The Great Molasses Flood Was Bostons Strangest Disaster

A giant tank of molasses burst open in Boston. More than 2 million gallons of the thick liquid poured out in a tsunami-like wave, reaching speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. The molasses flooded streets, crushed buildings, and trapped horses, ultimately killing 21 people and injuring 150 more. The smell of molasses lingered for decades.

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The Great Molasses Flood Was Bostons Strangest Disaster
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