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December 26, 2010 5:24 PM   Subscribe

The singing sewermen of London would like to remind you to bin it, don't flush it. Warning: contains carolling and traces of rhythm. (hat tip: Boing Boing)
posted by Joe in Australia (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
thank you for the mouse-over text, Joe in Australia.
posted by jepler at 5:36 PM on December 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


Not at all. I think this sort of thing makes posts more substantial: this isn't just a throwaway video; it's a throwaway video with description attached. Instant credibility!
posted by Joe in Australia at 6:34 PM on December 26, 2010


this isn't just a throwaway video

Actually, it's precisely a throwaway video.
posted by asterix at 6:37 PM on December 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


They're Moving Father's Grave to Build a Sewer
posted by Flunkie at 6:38 PM on December 26, 2010


Actually, it's precisely a throwaway video.

No, it's precisely the opposite.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:53 PM on December 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


You can never throw anything away on the internet. Mostly.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:04 PM on December 26, 2010


I pretty much went to the "During a rainstorm sewer workers have about 8 minutes to get out of the tunnels before they're trapped and 10-foot deep slap of wastefat" place.

I know a lot of civil engineers.
posted by The Whelk at 7:16 PM on December 26, 2010


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/walls-of-fat-removed-from-londons-sewers-2025528.html
With a pic.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:18 PM on December 26, 2010


Mmm... Ear waxy.
posted by crunchland at 7:41 PM on December 26, 2010


I thought this was going to be about tampons...
posted by amethysts at 8:30 PM on December 26, 2010


The industry term is FOG (fats, oils and grease). Generally, the biggest culprits are carryouts that have either improperly connected, or nonworking grease traps, but anyone who cooks with oil or fatty foods and runs it down the drain or through the garbage disposal rather than putting it in the trash can cause problems.
posted by electroboy at 8:33 PM on December 26, 2010


Does grease dissolved in detergent stay dissolved, or does it congeal out again?
posted by Goofyy at 9:57 PM on December 26, 2010


Every time we cook with fat, I tell my husband you shouldn't put grease down the drain. And he never believes me.

THANK YOU, LONDON SANITATION ENGINEERS, FOR PROVING ME RIGHT.
posted by Katemonkey at 5:23 AM on December 27, 2010


Has there ever been a more enchanting phrase than "More Pictures" written next to a picture of a man in hip-waders shoveling fat off the walls of a sewer?

YES PLEASE!
posted by dirtdirt at 8:03 AM on December 27, 2010


This is why I store fat where it belongs. In my arteries.
posted by srboisvert at 8:12 AM on December 27, 2010


So all that work shoveling, and all they need, really, is a stent? (Hey, worked for me!)
posted by Goofyy at 9:13 AM on December 27, 2010


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