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The New Year's Grab Bag: Pickles, Lucky Grapes and More!
  • 700: The weight in pounds of the first ball that dropped in NYC on New Year’s Eve in 1907.

  • 19: The number of years Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, has ceremoniously dropped...a pickle. Actually, two pickles: They drop Mrs. Pickle at 7 p.m. and Mr. Pickle at midnight.

  • 12: The number of grapes to eat as the clock strikes midnight for prosperity in the coming year, according to a Spanish tradition.

  • 45: The percentage of Americans who usually make resolutions.


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