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Mukhande Singh (formerly Christopher Sandborn)/Live Water

Do you long for the good old days? When times were simpler, the pace was slower. You know, the days before water was treated to eliminate deadly diseases like E.coli and cholera? Well then, Silicon Valley has the trend for you: raw water.

Raw water is unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water that will set you back upwards of $37 a jug. That is, if you can find it. It’s in such high demand in the Silicon Valley area that it’s often out of stock.

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[DIGEST: Popular Mechanics, National Geographic, BBC, Environmental Science and Technology, Independent UK]

Humanity’s love of greasy, fatty food is accumulating in our bodies and in our plumbing systems. Giant blobs of hardened fat and grease  — “fatbergs,” as they are known to the wastewater industry — are forming in our underground sewer networks. The fatbergs are blocking pipes and toilets, and wreaking havoc on our infrastructure.

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