Getting one piece of discarded chewing gum off the bottom of your shoe is hard enough. Getting 2,350 pounds of discarded chewing gum off a wall is like, at least 2,350 times harder.
The famous Seattle Gum Wall was officially cleaned this week, which means now residents and visitors alike will have to start amassing gum all over again. Time to get chewing.
As you'd imagine, it takes a good amount of effort to steam clean that much gum off a wall. In fact, the Seattle Times reported that it took 130 hours, and when the steam settled, the mess filled 90 buckets. That's way more chewing gum than you'll ever need, unless you're Burt Reynolds or plan on playing Little League for a lifetime.
Although it was a painstaking process in real-time, the whole cleaning takes just about 30 seconds in this time-lapse video. Watch all that gum get blasted.
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