Enormous "Fatbergs" Clogging the Arteries of Our Towns and Cities

By Gary Cutlack on at

A disgusting object built from "festering food fat mixed with wet wipes" has been spotted in a sewer, with the so-called "fatberg" said to be the size of a bus.

The disgusting lump of ill-health was discovered in a sewer beneath London Road in Kingston, Surrey, with a Thames Water staff member saying excitedly: "We've never seen a single, congealed lump of lard this big clogging our sewers before."

The message being don't pour all your fry-up grease down the sink and stop flushing the wet wipes you occasionally sponge bath yourself with, lest the fat monster rise up through the manholes and absorb us all. [Thames Water -- Thanks, Darrell!]