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Dec 31, 2012
By Todd Starnes
Time’s Square. Home to the most famous new year’s celebration in the nation.
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But if you hang a right at the crossroads of the world, you’ll discover dozens and dozens of uniquely American celebrations.
Like in Mount Olive, North Carolina – where they drop a giant pickle at the stroke of midnight or Memphis, Tennessee – where the drop a huge guitar.
Fruit is another popular symbol. Atlanta’s dropping a peach, Miami’s got an orange
Lots of animals too – a flying pig in Cincinnati — a muskrat in Maryland and a walleye fish in Ohio.
New Jersey dropped Snooki — in Seaside Heights – but she survived — unscathed.
Pennsylvania seems to be the most popular state to drop stuff. In no particular order – they’re dropping a beaver, ping pong balls, a large stuffed goat, and a 100 pound slab of bologna.
The bologna would pare well with the eighty pound wedge of cheese they drop in Plymouth, Wisconsin.
If you’ve got a hankering for dessert just head on down to Mobile, Alabama where a six hundred pound electric Moonpie will light up the sky.
The moon pie of course – a southern delicacy.
Revelers will get to feast on an edible version — nearly four feet wide – packed with 45,000 calories
And that’s what makes our New Years Eve celebrations, so uniquely American.
It’s getting together with our family and friends — embracing – stealing a kiss.
As we bid farewell to days gone by and celebrate the days to come.
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