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Video: Trash Can Tries For A Desperate Escape During El Niño Flooding

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We've seen highways and roads washed away by El Niño rain storms this week, and now it seems a lone trash can is using the flooding to plot a great escape.

In a video shot by musician Brad Walsh, we see a solitary trash can get swept up in the rushing waters flowing down a steep L.A. street. The can seem to take on a life of its own. Despite the swiftly moving waters, curves in the road and obstacles, the can manages to stay upright for an impressive amount of time. As Walsh's fellow passengers point out, it looks as though somebody is driving the thing. It's hilarious.

The trash can makes it a considerable way down the street, passing many far less ambitious cans along the way. But, alas, the great trash escape is halted by a drain and the can finally succumbs to the harsh realities of life.

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Better luck next time, trash can!

Also, keep in mind what Mayor Garcetti said earlier this week, "One thing people should know is if it's an especially rainy day, if you see water coming down the street, don't put your trash out. One overturned trash container can stop up the entire storm drain on your street and flood your entire street."