Some Boston Things You May Have Forgotten

Despite marking it on my calendar, setting iPhone alarms, and talking with the big boss here at CE, I did the impossible: I forgot about Boston Week. It snuck up on me. It happens. And I happen to know Boston folk are a forgetful bunch too so I’m sure many of you can sympathize. So here I am, throwing together a post last minute. They say the best ability is availability. Well, here I am and here are some Boston things you may have forgotten about.

The Great Molasses Flood

The year was 1919 and molasses was everywhere. The first time you heard about you probably thought it was pretty silly, right?

The reality is much more tragic, however. 2.3 million gallons of molasses overtook the streets of the North End at speeds up to 35 mph. In the end 21 peopled died and over 150 were injured.

The Blue Line

Cue the blue line stans defending its honor.

Edgar Allen Poe

I always associated Poe to the Maryland area mostly because the Ravens are named after him but you might’ve forgotten he was originally someone’s cousin from Boston.

Boston Based Movies

If you ask most people to name a Boston based movie they’ll either tell you The Departed or Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer. The truth is though that there are tons of great movies set in Boston that people routinely forget about. Here’s a quick list of some movies you probably forgot were set in Boston: The Phantom Thief, Pieces of a Woman, The Town, Ted 2, The Boondock Saints, Spotlight, The Verdict, Good Will Hunting and Spencer Confidential.

The 2003 ALCS

Filed under: Drink to forget.

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