SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — The Jersey shore's 127 miles of beaches are famous for their beauty and natural wonder.
And once a year, they're also famous for the disgusting debris either left behind by beachgoers or washed up with the tides from points unknown.
The Clean Ocean Action environmental group on Monday released its annual list of trash picked up by volunteers during spring and fall cleanups last year.
Items retrieved from the sands included a whoopee cushion, parking meter, bra padding, wig and stun gun. Also found were a clay sculpture of baby Jesus, a trash bag full of loose arcade tickets, and a TV remote. (Yes, THAT's where you put it.)
Plastic pieces were the most common trash, comprising 13 percent of the more than 315,000 items collected from the shoreline.