Enough fat to fill nine double-decker buses is being removed from sewers under London's Leicester Square.
A team of "flushers" equipped with full breathing apparatus has been drafted in with shovels to dig out an estimated 1,000 tonnes of putrid fat.
The build-up is the result of years of "sewer abuse" - when anything other than water, human waste and toilet paper is put down drains - according to Thames Water.
"We couldn't even access the sewer as it was blocked by a four-foot wall of solid fat."
That. is. disgusting. Really makes you appreciate your career choice, doesn't it? I don't care how bad things are, at least you're not a subterranean shit shoveler. Also, where the f*** is guy's breathing apparatus?! That's a case of turd lung just waiting to happen.
Hit the jump for one more shot of guy showing off a shovelful of treasure.
'Walls of fat' removed from London's sewers [independent]
Thanks to Emortality, who dug ditches for a summer before realizing how much prison sucks and made an escape.