Never heard about this. Do people in Los Angeles even know this happened to important transportation infrastructure in 1995? Right on Hollywood Boulevard too! Today, if you ride the Red Line, a small portion of the tunnel goes from rounded tunnel to box-shaped and then back to rounded tunnel again due to this incident.
On January 15, 1919, a large molasses storage tank burst in Boston causing the subsequent area to be flooded and overrun with sticky goo. 21 people were killed and 150 injured by this fast-moving 35mph sticky flood.
I posted a teaser of this earlier, and now here’s the full episode of the New York Times’ Retro Report on the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. So much information in here that I never knew about regarding this Challenger explosion. Watch it!
This is heavy. It takes a while to get to the Japan portion, but when it comes to it…man, it’s just so sad.