Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day

green river Chicago

Chicago has dumped tons of dye into the Chicago River as part of the weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, turning the water a bright radioactive green.

Via AP:

Thousands of cheering onlookers clustered along downtown bridges as members of Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Local 130 began dumping containers of dye into the river from motorboats Saturday morning. The annual tradition began at 9:30 a.m. and immediately precedes the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

These people are fucking crazy.

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