Here’s a silly story for the festive season. The authorities in America are investigating a Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon who claims that he used the fat he removed from patients in liposuction operations to power his “green” SUV.
California’s public health department has opened an inquiry into claims made by the surgeon, Dr Alan Bittner, that he had turned fat removed from his patients into biodiesel.
Mr Bittner wrote on his website: “The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel – and I have more fat than I can use. Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly, but they get to take part in saving the Earth.”
However the authorities are not impressed at Bittner’s efforts to save the planet. The website lipodiesel.com has since been shut down and Mr Bittner’s clinic has now been closed.
Happy Xmas everyone…