I can scarcely imagine how much a team of Thames Water maintenance workers enjoyed removing this:
Last week, officials at Thames Water removed a 15-tonne lump of lard from a trunk line sewer beneath the London suburb of Kingston. It was the fattest fatberg ever recovered from the London sewers, and by extension, probably the largest subterranean grease clump in U.K. history.
"A fatberg," says Simon Evans, media relations manager at Thames Water, "is a vile, festering, steaming collection of fat and wet wipes." Fatberg creation is a vicious cycle, according to Evans, who coined the term. "Fat clings to wipes, wipes cling to the fat," he explains. "They are the catalysts in this horrible fatberg game."
And—you know you want to watch this—Thames Water released video of the thing:
So remember, folks, don't flush your bacon grease or your wet-wipes. Or condoms, but that's another story entirely.
Also, this is probably the first literal use of the "Kitchen Sink" category in Daily Parker history.