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This weekend, Good Luck Bear, a member of the Care Bears, who are, without a doubt, the cockroaches of pop culture, was photographed pouring oozing green sludge into the Chicago River in broad daylight.
Chicago famously dyes their river green on an annual basis to celebrate St. Patrick's day.
The tradition started in 1962, when city pollution-control workers used dyes to trace illegal sewage discharges and realized that the green dye might provide a unique way to celebrate the holiday. That year, they released 100 pounds of green vegetable dye into the river, and it stayed green for an entire week.
Today, in order to minimize environmental damage, only forty pounds of dye are used. The river remains green for approximately twenty four hours.
The jury is still out on weather the Care Bears are environmental terrorists or festive tourism promoters.
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