We’ve all heard of Big Ben, and Winchester Cathedral, and the Tower of London, and the many other tourist attractions in England’s capital city. Now there’s a new attraction ready to tempt the intrepid tourist.
It’s called a “fatberg.” That means it’s like an iceberg, except its made of congealed fat. They just found the largest fatberg yet, a 15-ton monstrosity of congealed fat, cooking oil, and used baby wipes, tossed down into the sewers of London before forming together in one huge, rank blob as big as a city bus. It’s in the sewers in the suburb of Kingston, lurking beneath the streets and clogging the flow of water so that people in the neighborhood can’t flush their toilets — which is, of course, how the fatberg came to be in the first place. The video footage released in hopes of making Brits think twice about what goes down the drain gives a sense of the colossal size of the disgusting object. Imagine the look of the 15-ton mass of fat and baby wipes. Imagine the smell of a glob the size of a double-decker bus.
Who needs the crown jewels? Let’s all go see the fatberg!