... and as usual, Brazil out parties everybody. It's enough to wake up the dead and make them samba.
This clip is a little long, but stick with it because the float at the end with all the giant tropical flowers and hummingbirds is breathtaking.
Samba -- more infectious than a cold and happier than a chocolate truffle wrapped in a winning lottery ticket.
Happy Mardi Gras, Grandmere! Lotsa beads! Mwah!
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
Nobody parties like Brazil, but the gay boys and girls down in Sydney put on one helluva show for Mardi Gras, Australia's big annual LGBT event (It's winter down there in June, too cold for Speedos and feathers).