New Year's Facts
We're taking this time to look back and count our blessings...and a few other things too.
By Talie Tebbi
Original Content | December 09, 2011
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.
Next: A handbook of essential advice for celebrating New Year's Eve
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, December 8, 2013
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