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Dropping in on New Year's Eve

The most famous drop on New Year's Eve is the crystal ball at Times Square in New York City.

But that's not the only thing to get the drop in welcoming the new year.

Here are some of my distinctive favorites:

Mobile: A giant Moon Pie.

Atlanta: An 800-pound fiberglass peach

Plymouth, Wisc.: A large decorated cheese wedge

Panama City, Fla.: A lighted beach ball

Bethlehem, Pa.: A giant marshmallow Peep (the candies are made there).

Prescott, Ariz.: A giant cowboy boot

And, my favorite for the weirdest and so Southern:

Brasstown, N.C.: A live caged possum. (It is later released. But will it play possum on New Year's Day?)


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