You may have heard of a fat berg. It’s what happens when wet wipes, condoms, and chicken fat congeal into a glistening mass ready to choke sewer systems around the world.
2017’s Whitechapel fatberg, the pride of London’s sewer system, at one point measured 850 feet long and weighed 130 tons. That’s roughly the size of 89 Priuses. I’m joking about it being the “pride” of anything—it is, in fact, a horror show of our own making—but it is true that a chunk of the fatberg lives at the Museum of London, where it has reportedly changed color and started sweating