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Fat Boat

02/10/2018 11:06 PM

After discovering enormous amounts of fat in the city's sewer system, a man in I think Holland is accumulating large amounts of fat to build a boat, barge like. He expects it to be many trailer trucks long and be used as a form of water transportation.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/12/550465000/behold-the-fatberg-london-s-130-ton

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Re: Fat boat

02/11/2018 12:21 AM

No, the linked article says this 130 ton "fatberg" is being removed at a rate of 20-30 tons a day for recycling. It may have to be barged out but I did not see anywhere about a making this into a boat or barge.

I wonder what it will be recycled into; soap, fish and chips. If I was in London today, I would avoid eating in Whitechapel.

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Re: Fat boat

02/11/2018 12:56 AM

Hey, Saturday night, toss a few back and anybody can make some assumptions, right?

Water transportation though? Maybe.

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Re: Fat boat

02/12/2018 7:20 AM

<...Whitechapel...> Explanatory reference material: click here.

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Re: Fat boat

02/11/2018 1:04 AM

Wouldn't that attract sharks, who then eat the boat right out from underneath you?

Strike him firmly on the snout!! ...that should work....haha

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Re: Fat Boat

02/12/2018 10:01 AM

LOL Just let it be known that it is full of oil (Snicker snicker) Sail it around Africa. Pirates like French Fries right?

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Re: Fat Boat

02/12/2018 11:15 AM

Well, Long John Silver's uses a lot of oil anyway.....

In their Fry-AAARRRR's

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