WATCH: London's famous fatberg is mutating and now has its own livestream

2018-08-15 08:30
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London's famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream.

The Museum of London says a chunk of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes blasted out of a sewer last year is now part of its permanent collection.

The museum said Tuesday that the "highly toxic" lump will be stored in a secure case and displayed online via a "fatcam" so that viewers can watch its changes.

The fatberg was on display at the museum for several months this year, nestled inside transparent boxes to protect visitors from potentially deadly bacteria and the noxious smell.

The museum says that "since coming off display the fatberg has started to grow an unusual and toxic mold in the form of visible yellow pustules, which has been identified as aspergillus."

"Check back occasionally to see how fatberg slowly develops while it's in store. Whilst on display the fatberg hatched flies, sweated and changed colour. spores have become more visible. Any changes to the samples will now be able to be viewed live," states the museum on its website.

London's fatberg is mutating and now has its own l

(Photo: AP) The fatberg was initially put on display to create a discussion around the increases in urban populations and the affect this has on infrastructure, and the massive chunk of gross is a vivid representation of this issue.