A London utility company announced on Tuesday that it successfully dislodged a 15-ton mass from a sewer drain, a massive blob of congealed lard and baby wipes that engineers dubbed a “fatberg.”
OK, everyone together now: Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. No. No. Nooooooo.
Gordon Hailwood, a waste contracts supervisor for Thames Water, told the Daily Mail that while he is no stranger to the occasional “fatberg,” the sheer size of this one was a first: “We’ve never seen a single, congealed lump of lard this big clogging our sewers before.”
The mass, approximately the size of a school bus, is believed to be the largest ever unearthed from a London sewer.