The Slushie that Ate New York

by Henry on June 22, 2005

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Joshua W. Burton 06.22.05 at 12:36 pm


NYC Snapple spill of 2005: 17.5 tons.

Boston molasses explosion of 1919: 10000+ tons, 21 killed, 150+ injured, and you could still smell it on hot days through the 1940s.


M. Gordon 06.22.05 at 12:46 pm

Another tragic example of Death at Low Reynolds Number


Doug 06.23.05 at 1:50 am

So what’s the reference of the “just broke the water pitcher” category?


bi 06.23.05 at 3:13 pm

Grrr. Grrr. Grrr. Guinness must die. Die. Die! _DIEEEEEEEEEEE_!

Ever since there was such a thing as a Guinness Book of World Records, people from all over the world have been doing all sorts of stupid useless things. The Book of World Records is a grievous crime against humanity.


Doctor Memory 06.23.05 at 3:42 pm

For what it’s worth, the incident was a very localized one: my SO works on the opposite corner of Union Square, and neither she nor her co-workers saw or heard anything to suggest that there was a problem going on. I suspect that if you weren’t standing on the corner of 17th and Union Square East at exactly the moment of meltdown, you’d never have noticed it happening if the papers hadn’t covered it.

Makes great copy though.

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