NYC parade record? 5,438 tons of confetti in 1945

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's sanitation commissioner says he expects to see about 40 tons of paper showered on the New York Giants during their Super Bowl victory parade up the Canyon of Heroes.

That's a lot but not one for the record books. The city threw 5,438 tons of ticker tape on returning veterans at the end of World War II in 1945.

The second-highest amount of paper was thrown to honor astronaut John Glenn in 1962 -- 3,474 tons.

The actual ticker tape from those days has been replaced by recycled paper that's shredded into confetti.

Sanitation spokeswoman Kathy Dawkins says the department picked up 34.2 tons of paper after the Giants' last parade in 2008.

Tuesday's victory parade kicks off at 11 a.m. EST (10 a.m. CST) in lower Manhattan.

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