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What would it take to turn Boston harbor into tea? (video)

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2018 -- On December 16, 1773, the Boston tea party protestors threw more than 340 chests full of tea -- the equivalent of about 18 and a half million teabags -- into the harbor. Would that be enough to turn the harbor into a giant cup of tea? In this video, Reactions considers the math: https://youtu.be/zME0L1HXqfM.

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