Behold FATBERG!

Toilet not flushing properly? Perhaps you've got FATBERG in the sewers.

That's what happened when residents in an apartment building in London noticed that they couldn't flush their toilets: a giant 15-ton blob of congealed fat and baby wipes had lodged in a sewer drain. That's enough "wrongly flushed festering food fat mixed with wet wipes" to fill a double-decker bus!

It'll take the utility company Thames Water six months to remove Fatberg, which you can see in a video clip below:

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we had a neighbor flush baby wipes about a year ago. It backed up our whole complex (about 6 townhouses). Before we realized there was a problem, we had put on a load of laundry.. which proceeded to drain out through the toilet.

All told, it was a bad day.
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Fat and baby wipes...disgusting. This is why you're not supposed to put either of those things down the drain or toilet.
A friend of mine does sewer work for a living, people flush everything and pour grease down the drain constantly! Then they complain when their toilet or sink gets clogged up all the time and "Why didn't you fix it right the last time?"
I feel bad for municipalities that have to deal with garbage that gets out down the drains. Seems like a need for PSAs about what not to send swirling.
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