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History's Worst Non-Water Floods

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In the video, the Boston molasses disaster of 1919, London brewery vat collapse, and the benefits of Skillshare online classes are discussed. The Boston incident resulted in 21 deaths, the London incident led to 13 deaths from alcohol poisoning, and Skillshare offers over 22,000 classes for skill enhancement. The incidents highlight the importance of safety and responsible drinking, while Skillshare provides a valuable platform for learning and creativity.

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The Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919.
On January 15, 1919, a molasses tank in Boston collapsed, releasing 2.3 million gallons of molasses.
The wave reached 25 feet high and moved as fast as 35 mph, causing significant destruction.
Rescue efforts were hindered by the thick molasses, requiring several days for cleanup.
The incident left a lasting impact on Boston, with residents still smelling molasses during summer months.
Brewery in London experiences vat collapse, releasing 1.5 million liters of beer into the streets and causing destruction of homes.
13 people die from alcohol poisoning after consuming the beer.
Authorities attribute the collapse to an 'act of God' and no one is held accountable.
Incident brings attention to leniency towards 'act of God' clauses.
The story serves as a warning against consuming unknown or unsafe beverages, promoting responsible drinking habits.
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