Swedish Television (those lovely public service guys) have correspondents here and there, reporting back to the motherland on the big events that shape our world. Tonight, they will report on our favourite human trash, that no one escapes: poo.
In a glimpse of tonight’s programming, we learn that in November 2009 (due to heavy rains) a fantastic 12,75 million cubic metres, or the equivalent of “3 401 Olympic swimming pools”, of sewage water ran straight in to the famous river Themes. The first to know when this occurs are the rowing teams using the Themes as practise ground, as they sometimes come down with heavy vomiting after a run on the river. Also, it smells.
In a larger perspective, the overflow of human trash is a problem in many major cities, including Paris and New York. I’ll be watching tonight.