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There's An 820-Foot-Long Fatberg Clogging An East London Sewer

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Have you ever heard the term "fatberg" and wondered what it is? Well, it's not an iceberg made out of whale blubber, it's actually something far more disgusting - a huge clump of condoms, wet wipes, fat and other gross stuff people flush down the toilet that doesn't dissolve. Show More Summary

There's an 820-foot-long fatberg clogging an east London sewer

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The latest fatberg (a hardened mass of condoms, nappies, wet wipes, fat, and other things that people insist on flushing down their toilets) (previously) to clog London's sewers is the Whitechapel whale, measuring 820 feet long, weighing 130 metric tonnes (as much as 11 double-decker buses) (this is a standard measure of fatbergs). (more…)

Solar storms linked to beaching of sperm whales in North Sea

LONDON (Reuters) - The mass beachings of sperm whales in countries around the North Sea last year could have been due to solar storms, German scientists have said.

The Volcker Rule & the London Whale

"It is not down in any map; true places never are.""Moby Dick"Herman MelvilleNews reports that prosecutors have dropped their case against Bruno Iksil, the former JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) trader many know as theLondon Whale,” comes as no...Show More Summary

U.S. drops case against 'London Whale' alleged compatriots

In seeking the dismissal of charges against Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, the Department of Justice said it "no longer believes that it can rely on the testimony" of Bruno Iksil, a cooperating witness who had been dubbed the London Whale, based on recent statements he made that hurt the case. Show More Summary

US seeks dismissal of charges in 'London Whale' case

The U.S. government said Friday it is seeking dismissal of criminal charges against two ex-traders at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a scandal that caused over $6 billion in losses … Click to Continue »

U.S. Moves to Drop Charges Against Ex-Traders in ‘London Whale’ Case

The move by prosecutors to dismiss the case against Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout was another blow to the legacy of Preet Bharara, the former United States attorney in Manhattan.

US Drops Criminal Charges Against JPM "London Whale" Traders As It Is "Unable To Extradite Them"

In the latest confirmation that "justice" in the US has become a sordid farce when it comes to the banking elite, moments ago the following two headlines from Reuters hit: U.S. DECIDES TO DROP CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST FORMER JPMORGAN TRADERS JAVIER MARTIN-ARTAJO, JULIEN GROUT IN 'LONDON WHALE' CASE U.S. Show More Summary

London's Natural History Museum Has a New Star Attraction: An Amazing Blue Whale Skeleton

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The skeleton is suspended from the main entrance hall's ceilings, providing visitors with a 360-degree view of the largest animal ever known to have lived on Earth.

The day Hope the whale stole the show

Whales are taking over London’s Natural History Museum, but all eyes are on the new centrepiece, says Shaoni Bhattacharya

Kate Middleton Talks About George and Charlotte's Favorite Pastime -- We Love It

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Cultured kiddos. On Thursday, Kate Middleton visited the Natural History Museum in London for an unveiling of the facility's new giant blue whale skeleton. During her visit, the Duchess, who is a patron of the museum, revealed just how much Prince George and Princess Charlotte love the Natural History Museum. Show More Summary

'Hope' the whale replaces 'Dippy' as London Natural History Museum's skeleton star

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

"Hope" the blue whale took over as the centrepiece of the revamped atrium of London's Natural History Museum on Thursday despite a spirited campaign to keep its much-loved predecessor, "Dippy" the dinosaur. The towering replica diplodocus...Show More Summary

Natural History Museum unveils Dippy's replacement, a giant blue whale called Hope

The Natural History Museum in London has unveiled its new star, a giant blue whale skeleton called Hope. The blue whale skeleton has been named 'Hope' Credit: John Nguyen for the Telegraph The 25.2 metre mammal suspended from...Show More Summary

Timelapse of Blue Whale Installed at UK Museum

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

A time-lapse video released on Thursday shows the installation of a 82-feet long blue whale skeleton under the ceiling of the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall in London. (July 13)        

'Hope' the whale replaces 'Dippy' as London museum's skeleton star

"Hope" the blue whale takes over from "Dippy" the dinosaur as the centrepiece of the revamped atrium of London's Natural History Museum on Thursday despite a spirited campaign to keep the much-loved attraction.

Farewell Dippy the dinosaur - London museum installs whale skeleton

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Natural History Museum has installed a four-and-a-half-tonne blue whale skeleton to tower over the heads of visitors, replacing the remains of a much-loved diplodocus known as Dippy.

A Whale of a Time at the Natural History Museum

Turning our Attention to Mantellisaurus All change at the Natural History Museum in London with the refurbished main gallery (the Hintze Hall), opening to the public tomorrow.  Suspended over the hall, and replacing the Diplodocus cast (Dippy), will be "Hope" a 25.2-metre-long skeleton of a female Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) symbolising the Museum's focus on

So long, Dippy: museum's blue whale seeks to inspire love of living world

Natural History Museum in London signals urgency of wildlife crisis by replacing dinosaur centrepiece with species alive today In the hot summer of 1976, when Richard Sabin was 10, he went on a trip with his Birmingham primary school to the Natural History Museum in London. Show More Summary

Bone to pick: volunteers invited to rebuild 157-year-old whale skeleton

Whale Weekender at Grant Zoology Museum calls on public to clean then reassemble bones of 8-metre mammal The public is invited to help reassemble a giant jigsaw in a London museum, 157 years after two Somerset fishermen went out to catch a “great fish” and brought back a northern bottlenosed whale more than eight metres (26ft) long. Show More Summary

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