Have you ever encountered walking on the beach with your dog and suddenly, something catches its attention and he starts pulling you? And when you finally get into what he's interested about, it is a white lump that looks really gross. I tell you, do not let your dog touch it or get contact with it. It could be fatal for your pooch.
This is the experience of a woman who was walking on the beach when her dog started pulling on the leash. When she finally saw what was making her dog so excited, it was a chunky, white lump that gave off a powerful aroma. At first glance, it looks like jellyfish, but it's not.
The white lump she saw was a lump of solid fat called “fatbergs”. These are now getting common on the shores and posing a big problem.
These fatbergs are a result of the combination of dirty cooking oil and trash that have solidified in the sewer system.
Once these white lumps flow into the ocean, they will be washed up on the shore.
Aside from the fact that it gives off a pungent smell and looks gross, fatbergs are highly toxic to us and to dogs.
It is not advisable for humans to get exposed to these lumps because they are carriers of bacteria.
They are common in the beaches but they are also causing problems elsewhere.
Fatbergs are also the cause of a massive plumbing problem in London, according to city workers. In fact, the largest reported fatberg was found in the London sewer system. You wouldn't believe that it weighed 15 tons which composed a majority of wet wipes.