Today, January 15, 2017, marks the 98th anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston, Massachusetts. 21 people were killed and many injured when a tank containing 2.5 million gallons of crude molasses broken open and sent a “tidal wave of death and destruction stalking through the North End,” as The Boston Globe reported at the time.
Newspaper articles about the incident put the height of the wave at anywhere from 8 to 40 feet tall and the surge was clocked at an estimated 35 miles per hour. On hot summer days, local residents will swear to you that they can still smell molasses.
I’ve already posted a picture of my really nice looking Boston spoon, so this crappy spoon made out of god-knows-what will have to do.
It’s like the manufacturer said “Hey, what’s Boston known for?” and people in the office just threw out ideas until they landed on this hideous amalgamation of Paul Revere and the U.S.S. Constitution.
They can’t all be winners.