1. Simon Harris
    Boffin

    A new El-Reg unit?

    I just noticed this in today's Guardian Coronavirus/Politics blog:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/apr/27/uk-coronavirus-live-news-boris-johnson-back-at-work-amid-talk-of-easing-lockdown

    A foul clump of wet wipes and other unflushable items as heavy as a rottweiler has been dragged from a Thames Water sewer, as the number of blockages the company has to deal with has increased by 8% during lockdown.

    The grim 40kg bundle had snarled up a temporary pipe in Maidenhead, Berkshire, where Thames Water, the UK’s largest water and wastewater company, has been repairing a collapsed sewer.

    Should the Rottweiler be included in the official list of El-Reg weights and measures? - 1 Rottweiler = 40kg of foul stuff apparently.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: A new El-Reg unit?

      The feral kitten babysitter here at Chez jake is near enough as makes no nevermind 60 kilos (130ish pounds), and wishes to lodge a complaint. He says he is neither foul, nor is he grim.

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