Have you heard about the “fatberg”? It’s a 140-ton mix of fat, oil, diapers and baby wipes clogging up the London sewers. Fatbergs are created by residents and businesses flushing and pouring things they’re not supposed to down the drain, like cooking oils and wipes. Back in 2013, Thames Water faced its biggest fatberg ever recorded in Britain, a bus-sized 15-ton glob. This latest fatberg blows that one out of the sewer. Thames Water notes the current monster is heavier than four humpback whales.
The utility company Thames Water is asking for the public’s help in naming it:
Calling all #FatbergFans. What should we call the biggest EVER #fatberg we’ve recently found in London(Let’s keep it family friendly ) pic.twitter.com/BTHKNY46Ht
— Thames Water (@thameswater) September 12, 2017
Read more at this CNET article, and submit your names suggestions via Twitter!