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Whitechapel fatberg to be permanently livestreamed on Museum of London website

PUBLISHED: 15:57 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:24 14 August 2018

The fatberg, which has grown a toxic mould in the form of yellow pustules that experts have identified as aspergillus. Picture: Museum of London

The fatberg, which has grown a toxic mould in the form of yellow pustules that experts have identified as aspergillus. Picture: Museum of London

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If you’ve ever had the desire to watch a giant piece of toxic sewage on a 24/7 livestream - well, now you can.

The fatberg, a mass of congealed fat, wet wipes, condoms, nappies and oil which was dug out of a Whitechapel sewer last year. Picture: Museum of LondonThe fatberg, a mass of congealed fat, wet wipes, condoms, nappies and oil which was dug out of a Whitechapel sewer last year. Picture: Museum of London

The infamous Whitechapel ‘fatberg’, which was dug up by sewer workers last year, was on display at the Museum of London from February until July, and during that time it hatched flies, sweated and changed colour.

People loved the monstrosity so much that it’s going to remain on show – via a constant livestream.

The mass will be quarantined and fitted with a bespoke camera to broadcast its undoubtedly exciting life.

Since going off display, the fatberg started to grow an unsual toxic mould with visible yellow bulges. Viewers will now be able to watch the progress of the spores as they develop.

Vyki Sparkes, a curator at the Museum of London, said: “The samples of the fatberg have proven to be very powerful objects, provoking strong feelings of fascination and disgust in our visitors whilst encouraging them to reflect on a serious challenge facing the city.

“Fatbergs are created by people and businesses who discard fat and rubbish into our sewer system. By adding these samples to our permanent collections we are preserving material evidence of how we live now.”

Watch fatberg at museumoflondon.org.uk/fatcam.

The featured video comes from the Museum of London.

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