Dead fish pile up in the banks of the lagoon of the Hurtado dam in Acatlan de Juarez, Jalisco state, Mexico on July 1, 2013. Around 500 tonnes of fish were killed by the spill of molasses from a factory of cattle food upstream into the lagoon. | HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images

World's Worst Food Spills

Consumables become catastrophes when massive amounts of food escape from containers.

September 16, 2013
2:00 PM EDT
Panorama showing the aftermath of the Boston Molasses Disaster in 1919. | Boston Public Library
Toten Hall, a public house on Tottenham Court Road. | Wilkinson 1813, reprinted by Edward Walford in 1878 via Wikimedia Commons
Workers clean up 45,000 pounds of beer, about 4,000 cases that spilled from a big rig when it overturned in heavy rainfall on the 210 freeway on Jan. 8, 2005 in San Dimas, Calif. | David McNew/Getty Images
In Tysfjord, Norway, a goat cheese fire left the Brattli tunnel still smelling of cheese a month after the accident. | Torbjörn, Wikimedia Commons
Thankfully no injuries, but unfortunately no fries either, in this ketchup collision. | Video grab from KOLO 8 News
A truck full of Greek yogurt crashed, closing the New York state highway on May 14, 2012, as cleanup ensued. | Video grab from WBNG News
Where were the pancakes after a truck full of bottles of maple-flavored syrup crashed on Buttermilk Pike exit on I-71/75 in Fort Mitchell, Ky.? | Video grab from WCPO 9 News
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cells of brewer's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). This fungus consists of single vegetative cells. Small daughter cells can be seen budding off from the larger cells. | Steve Gschmeissner/Corbis
The world's largest tomato fight occurs in Buñol, Spain, during the Tomatina festival every year. | lydime, Wikimedia Commons