1. The NYC Ball Drop Has Inspired Similar (Sometimes Bizarre) Drops Across the Country
Footage of the 2013 Walleye Drop
It’s no surprise that the Times Square ball drop set a precedent for other versions of New Year’s Eve ball drops around the country. However, what is surprising is how bizarre some of the celebrations are.
For instance, Port Clinton, Ohio, is home to the Walleye Drop. For more than 20 years in Port Clinton, the “Walleye Capital of the World,” a 20-foot long, 600-pound fiberglass walleye is dropped at midnight. There’s also the Moonpie drop in Alabama, a Guitar drop in Memphis, and the Idaho potato drop in Boise.
This article was written by Stephanie Geier and Nicole Saraniero