64-meter fatberg lurks beneath English seaside resort


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/09/64-meter-fatberg-lurks-beneath.html


#2

Hmm.

“No, I said we struck a fatberg and the ship is stinking.”


#3

Could this be why Mama said to never pour the bacon grease down the sink?


#4

I assume the breathing apparatus includes a vomit suction hose.


#5

It seems like we are going to need to improve our fatburg removal technology if these stories keep popping up. Some sort of high pressure steam system or something.


#6

I was hoping it was the village at which they filmed The Prisoner.


#7

That is Portmerion in Wales, which is on my to visit list.


#8

That and, you should really be saving it to cook with. It’s amazing.


#9

A new theory about Rover?


#10

Oh god now I have an image of that fatberg rolling over someone’s face.


#11

someday in the future sentient cockroaches will buy and sell these human ambergris for large sums.


#12

“The BBC points out that it is exactly as disgusting as you think.” Thanks BBC, I can imagine that all by myself this time around.


#13

I think it’s a tribute the extinct human species deserves.


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#15

In underdeveloped countries, you can’t even flush toilet paper. Still, I can’t fathom flushing half the items some people think are okay to dispose of.


#16

I last saw it in a music video


#17

It could be worse.


#18

The actual test for toilets for luxury yachts was whether they could flush a pair of pantyhose.


#19

Wait… is the UK using wastewater treatment plants ? Are they just dumping al their sewer in the sea ???


#20

Traditionally, a lot of fairly raw sewage went straight in the sea. The EU was mostly responsible for getting us to stop doing that, although in a lot of places storms and heavy rain can overload outdated services.