You've heard of hurricanes, tornados, tsunamis, and earthquakes, but you've likely never heard of some bizarre man-made events that ended up disastrous. For example, the London Beer Flood. In 1816, a huge vat of beer ruptured, causing a domino effect of others to blow as well. In total, there were 390,000 gallons of beer sloshing through the streets of London. A wave reportedly 15 feet high demolished buildings and flooded homes. At least eight people reportedly drowned. A more popular strange disaster is the Great Molasses Flood, during which a 25-foot wall of molasses crashed through downtown Boston in 1919.
Written by Curiosity Staff April 27, 2016
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