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    Default Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg



    I've never heard of something like this before, although the article indicates this is not the first, nor the largest...

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2019...-long-fatberg/

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    Default Re: Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg

    It can't all be fish'n'chips. I'm guessing there's a fair amount of deep fried Mars bars as well.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep-fried_Mars_bar

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    Default Re: Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg

    It's lunchtime and I just lost my appetite. Man I wish I hadn't seen this article. Great story though.
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    Default Re: Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg

    Fascinating and grotesque at the same time.
    SB: I had never even heard of deep fried Mars bars until I visited Scotland.
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    Default Re: Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Fascinating and grotesque at the same time.
    SB: I had never even heard of deep fried Mars bars until I visited Scotland.
    Oh they're south of the border now!

    https://tennents.com/our-home/

    This is my favourite thing to come out of Glasgow.
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    Default Re: Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg

    Some more ideas. Fried Ice Cream anybody?

    https://www.sofeminine.co.uk/cooking...-s1538628.html
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    Default Re: Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg

    I can hear your arteries hardening all the way in Canada
    Some of those look good though!
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    Default Re: Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg

    Hi Stephen and all. I read about this earlier today on the news app of my iPhone. Not too appetizing, is it?

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    Some more ideas. Fried Ice Cream anybody?
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    Default Re: Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg

    Puts a whole new slant on the term "Greasy Spoon"! Lol! bill

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    Default Re: Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg

    Despite the fatberg there is nothing nicer than good old fashioned fish and chips wrapped in paper!
    Plenty of salt and vinegar please!
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