When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of weird things on the bottom.

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of weird things on the bottom.

Do people ever wonder what lies under an old canal after 15 years? Some kind of fish? Trash? What's on the bottom of this canal shocked every local.

KAMI saw this story on upworthy.com and we got surprised to see a bunch of things under this canal. For the first time since 2001, the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris was drained so it could be cleaned, and the photos of the operation do a pretty neat job of answering that question. A lot of what workers have found so far is kind of fascinating. And definitely not pretty. It's either the remains of the most off-the-wall holiday party ever or a real-time look at a decade and a half of pollution.

Here is what the canal looks like on an ordinary day. Do you have any idea what's on the bottom of this?

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

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To start the drainage process, a dam was lowered into the canal.

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

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Workers have to go in and dig out all the fish before anything else could happen.

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

And carry them gently to safely.

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

Moments later, the clean-up crew got to check all the stuff that the canal has been hiding including... a suitcase.

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

A traffic cone..

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

A shopping cart..

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

An office chair..

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

Bikes..

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

..and more bikes..

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

A couple of upturned tables..

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

A shopping bag, a chair, and some sort of.. a bedspring?

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

Motorbikes..

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

Atleast one can of heineken..

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

A bunch of wine bottles and twisted metals..

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

And basically, just generally, a collection of the grossest trash on Earth.

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

So there's a lesson here, people.

When this old canal was drained, locals were surprised to find a lot of unexpected things on the bottom.

Waterway pollution kills over a million seabirds, more than 100,000 marine mammals, and costs billions of dollars — dollars that could be better spent elsewhere — to clean annually.

So stop throwing your trash everywhere.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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