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The Great Beer Flood of London

DEADLIEST EVER FOOD DISASTERS The Great Beer Flood of London 6pm, 17th Oct 1814 Meux & Co. Brewery, Tottenham Court Road, London 2,586,838 PINTS! What the Glug? Early one evening in central London, a 22 ft tall vat of beer ruptured when a metal restraining belt snapped, spilling 323,000 gallons of porter (a strong, dark beer) onto the streets outside. The boozy tide toppled buildings and claimed several lives (including three children). Rescue efforts were severely hampered as locals excitedly collected (and drank) as much of the runaway beer as possible, resulting in further mishap and injury. AAAA AAAA £13.5 MILLION Worth of Beer LOST! Heard From 5 MILES AWAY 8 DEATHS Sources,,,,,, appliances

The Great Beer Flood of London

shared by RFox91 on Feb 13
Ship It Appliances put together these infographic cards about the deadliest food disasters from history. This one looks at the Great Beer Flood of London in 1814 which is often overlooked due to the G...


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