Talk About A Headline!
I saw this headline at The Guardian the other day and said “What The Friday!?!?!?!” Yes, even though it was posted Tuesday…
“Bus-sized ‘Fatberg’ Weighing 40 Tonnes Cleared From London Sewer!”
Yes, this is what a “Fatberg” looks like – and as The Guardian reported:
“A 40-tonne fatberg the size of a double-decker bus has been cleared from a London sewer by Thames Water engineers who pulled out some of it by hand.
The mass of fat, grease and other materials that weighed the same as three red buses, was discovered earlier this year clogging up a sewer in Greenwich, the water company said.
It took three weeks for Thames Water workers to clear the “disgusting” blockage which at points took up 80% of the sewer’s capacity. They used a combination of high-powered water jets to blast it loose and removed debris by hand.”
Did you see that:
“REMOVED DEBRIS BY HAND”
Here’s how The Guardian describes this mess:
“Fatbergs are formed when fat, oil and grease are poured down sinks and drains and combine with items that should not be flushed down the toilet, such as unflushable wet wipes, nappies and cotton buds.”
“What The Friday???!!!?!”
If you have the stomach for it, The Guardian has a terrific story about this massive fatberg, which you can see by clicking on their story here:
I have shared these stories before, like this fatberg that was discovered in an English seaside resort:
If you want to read about how they managed to conquer this pile of disgust, click on my story here:
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