New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Clean-Up Finds Over 93,000 Pounds of Beads in Storm Drains

Mardi Gras may be over but what will happen to all those beads?

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After spending $7 million to clean up storm drains, the city of New Orleans found out exactly what was clogging up the pipes – over 46 tons of Mardi Gras beads.

How have they never cleaned these out before?

Billion dollar idea – someone needs to invent biodegradable necklaces for Louisiana before Mardi Gras kicks off in February.