Mardi Gras is only a few weeks away. And to get ready, New Orleans finally just cleaned up from many, many, many past years.
They hired crews to clear out the storm drains from a five-block area in the French Quarter, right in the epicenter of Mardi Gras. And they wound up sucking out 93,000 POUNDS of beads from those sewers. That's over 46 TONS of beads.
It's pretty clear they didn't realize THAT many beads were down there clogging things up . . . so now they're brainstorming ways to keep their drains clear.