7 Surreal Food Disasters From The Boston Molasses Disaster To The London Beer Flood

Published February 28, 2018

From the London beer flood to the Boston molasses disaster, these are the strangest, deadliest food disasters in history.

Boston Molasses Disaster
Pont Saint Esprit Poisoning
London Beer Flood
Swiss Freighter Cassarate
7 Surreal Food Disasters From The Boston Molasses Disaster To The London Beer Flood
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As well as being our primary source of nourishment, food can also be one of life’s great joys and quite literally a source of life. But sometimes food can be deadly.

There have been many recorded cases throughout history in which food has been a source of death and terror. And we're not talking about the fact that eating Big Macs every day for 30 years might lead to a heart attack or the fact that you could choke on anything you're eating at almost any time. No, we're talking about floods, fires, mass poisonings and other accidental catastrophes in which food items themselves are agents of mass destruction and death.

See some of the strangest food disasters in the gallery above.

Did we omit any epic food disasters? Tell us below.


Next, see more unbelievable photos from the Boston Molasses Disaster. Then, check out some of the most bizzare historical photos ever taken.

Laura Martisiute
Laura is a freelance writer based in Tramore, Ireland. In her spare time, she likes to explore secret beaches, pet cats, and read.
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