According to Rhonda DeMonsabert of mardigrasday.com, cute kids on decked-out ladders get more beads tossed at them than women flashing their breasts.
DeMonsabert says some New Orleans natives attach wooden seats to the tops of ladders for their kids to sit in during parades.
The ladders are decked out in Mardi Gras paint, gems, and feathers, and outgoing kids perched atop score loads of beads.
Elders also get beads thrown at them, because tossers on the floats want to make them feel young again.
DeMonsabert says tourists can also score big on Fat Tuesday by holding up signs that say its their first time at the celebration.
She says it helps to know people who are on the floats and knows of locals who carry around a list during parades that pinpoint the exact locations of their bead-tossing buddies.
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