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This is what happens to unused Super Bowl confetti

We all know that the pre-made "NFL Champion" t-shirts from the losing team get sent overseas, but have you ever wondered what happens to the confetti from the losing team?

Yesterday, in Boston, residents gathered at the Old State House to hear the Declaration of Independence read from the balcony, just as it was back in 1776.

After the reading from the balcony, the confetti cannons that were originally meant for the Patriots Super Bowl Champs parade went off in celebration of the holiday. 

Curt Nickisch of WBUR (a member radio station of NPR) tweeted out a few pictures of the Independence day celebration and confettiraining down.

There. Now you know.