When Death Is Delicious

by TNR Staff | October 29, 2007


I've been alerted that the Detroit candy kettle explosion was nothing compared to the quite catastrophic Boston molasses disaster of 1919: Two million gallons of molasses, shattered buildings, dead horses, a US military response--and 21 fatalities. No one could have made that up.

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--Michael Crowley

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