Episode 36: Smollop: Kentucky Meat Shower

God shook his beard.


New York Times article about the event:

36: NY Times

blog entry and photo at Journal of the Bizarre

nostoc, aka star jelly squish

A final, though undocumented, explanation is one of biological warfare. Locals have shared a belief that Confederate soldiers may have fired diseased meat from a canon into a Union camp as a way to spread illness.

That’s from fleshfalls.com, which also has an episode of America’s Test Kitchen which discusses the event, and a video of Rachel Maddow’s discussing it.

Gotta bust out my homegirl on the involvement on ATK and Maddow, and the fact that the Civil War ended in 1875:

Carla dunno.That kid and I are ride-or-die. She gets me.

Fortean Times: World’s Weirdest News Stories

Finally, the nomnoms in question:

36: Sky MeatBands from this episode:

  • Yard Soap (Fight Club, baby, all day, we know what’s in that soap)
  • Meatsnow
  • Skymeat
  • KY Meat Shower
  • Flying Bear
  • Meatstars

Cultural recommendations and references:


About Carla

This Bluestocking bookworm is your friendly Dollop web-wrangler and digital library curator. In other words, pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. I'm just here to John Nash all this stuff together. It's all about connections. IT'S ALL CONNECTED. I live atop a mountain, geographically isolated for the protection of others. Yes, an American mountain.