How the Boston Molasses Flood Worked


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Today, people associate molasses with cookies and other sweets. Yet in 1919 molasses was used in munitions as well as food -- and Boston had one of the biggest tanks around. Learn how molasses flooded Boston in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Topics in this Podcast: American history, U.S. history, disasters, floods, boston molasses flood, Boston, The Most Requested Episodes We Already Have