Clogged Artery. That dreaded phrase usually indicates a condition that could result in a massive heart attack or stroke. Clogged arteries result from a diet loaded with saturated and trans-fats. But how could a city possibly end up with a clogged artery or a colossal fat fit? Houston did it with a slippery splash.
Houston started the New Year with its own big fat celebration when 15,000 gallons of beef fat quietly sloshed into the Houston Ship Channel from a storm drain. This mile-long stream of oozing fat instantly congealed into a picturesque, cream-colored solid slab the moment it hit the water in the channel, like what happens in human blood vessels after a juicy cheeseburger, large fries, and milkshake lunch.