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Seattle Is Restarting Its Gross Gum Wall Collection

After 20 years, Seattle officials are giving the Pike Place Market Gum Wall a deep clean to allow fans to rebuild the gross gum deposit.
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Seattle Is Restarting Its Gross Gum Wall Collection

Seattle is trying to clean up its act. 

"Oh, please don't touch that! I hope there's hand sanitizer!" an ABC anchor said

The city hired a contractor to clean the famous Pike Place Market Gum Wall — completely. (Video via KIRO)

This'll be the first time in 20 years the wall will be gum-free. 

The city says the wall needs a break from the more than 1 million pieces of gum. (Video via KOIN

Gum can contain all sorts of chemicals, and they're probably not good for bricks. (Video via BBC

It won't hurt that a gumless wall will temporarily keep people from doing this ... (Video via KING

This video includes images from WriterGal39 / CC BY ND 2.0 and Joe Ruiz / CC BY SA 2.0 and music by Birocratic.