Incredible physics behind the deadly 1919 Boston Molasses Flood
Boston Globe/Getty ImagesBy Jennifer Ouellette It was the unlikeliest way to drown. The first physics analysis of Boston’s Great Molasses Flood shows that cold temperatures and unusual currents conspired to turn slow sticky goop into a deadly speeding wave. On 19 January 1915, a storage tank in Boston’s North End ruptured and a wave of molasses more...
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