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God shook his beard.
New York Times article about the event:
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:
Finally, the nomnoms in question:
- Yard Soap (Fight Club, baby, all day, we know what’s in that soap)
- KY Meat Shower
- Flying Bear
Cultural recommendations and references:
- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
* Judi and Ronald Barrett
- Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
- Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
- Fight Club: A Novel
* Chuck Palanhiuk