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The solution for this is obvious. We need to ban all high capacity molasses tanks immediately and make possession of too much molasses a Felony. We should also be investigating if we need to ban Assault Sugar Sifters.


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Common knowledge if you're a native New Englander even if not from Massachusetts.


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Hmmm. No politics in a non-political thread?




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I knew of this - what a way to go.

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Hmmm. No politics in a non-political thread?
That's right. Politics in an apolitical thread, not to mention using a joke that is old, overused, and above all, unfunny.
 
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The History Guy’s video on this event is great too.

At a piano lesson for my 12yo or I’d embed it.




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but how in the world did they clean this up? I am sure a lot of people took some.



The Wikipedia article Para linked to said this:


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Cleanup

Cleanup crews used salt water from a fireboat to wash away the molasses and sand to absorb it,[17] and the harbor was brown with molasses until summer.[18] The cleanup in the immediate area took weeks,[19] with several hundred people contributing to the effort,[7]: 132–134, 139 [15] and it took longer to clean the rest of Greater Boston and its suburbs. Rescue workers, cleanup crews, and sight-seers had tracked molasses through the streets and spread it to subway platforms, to the seats inside trains and streetcars, to pay telephone handsets, into homes,[6][7]: 139  and to countless other places. It was reported that "Everything that a Bostonian touched was sticky."[6]


The event entered local folklore and residents claimed for decades afterwards that the area still smelled of molasses on hot summer days



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I DID know this, thanks to me watching that YouTube channel for over a year. I spend mucho time deep diving various topics on YouTube,
 
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When confronted by an advancing 15 foot high wall of molasses remember, you can rum but not dive.

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As a lifelong fat ass and lover of sweets, pack my pockets full of homemade biscuits and send me out this way!





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