These Weird Things Get Dropped on New Years
New Years Eve 1907 in Times Square began a country-wide tradition of dropping things at the stroke of midnight. Some of these things are pretty strange.
The original New Years Eve ball drop came about because New York City had banned traditional fireworks. Instead the created a 700-lb, wood and iron ball covered in 100 light bulbs.
Pickle Drop – Mount Olive, North Carolina
Acorn Drop – Raleigh, North Carolina
Crab Drop – Easton, Maryland
Wrench Drop – Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Bushel of Grapes Drop – Temecula, California
Chili Pepper Drop – La Cruces, New Mexico
Mushroom Drop – Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Indy Car Drop – Indianapolis, Indiana
Beach Ball Drop – Panama City Beach, Florida
Guitar Drop – Memphis, Tennessee
Giant Key Drop – Frederick, Maryland
Watermelon Drop — Vincennes, Indiana
To Go Cup Drop — Savannah, Georgia
Possum Drop — Tallapoosa, Georgia
Potato Drop — Boise, Idaho
Flea Drop — Eastover, North Carolina
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