Some States Eschewed Ball Drops in Favor of Food Items This NYE

Cities all over the country dropped giant pickles, potatoes and slabs of cheese to celebrate the new year.

Conventional wisdom indicates that a giant ball be dropped to ring in the new year. It happens in Times Square, often with musical accompaniment, just in case you have some kind of memory disorder. However, some cities around America said 'thanks, but no thanks' to that ball, opting instead to drop food items. Here are some.

Presque Isle, Maine dropped a giant sardine to celebrate their canning industry.

Tuscon, Arizona chose a gigantic 15-foot taco to celebrate, uh, how much tacos rule.

Mobile, Alabama went with an oversized MoonPie -- not because they are made in Mobile -- because residents of the city eat more of them than anywhere else in the country (really.)

Plymouth, Wisconsin descended an 80-pound brick of cheese because cheese and Wisconsin go together like cheese and Wisconsin.

Whitman, Massachusetts loves Tollhouse cookies so much that they drop a giant one to ring in the new year.

Boise, Idaho went with a plate of delicately made ginger asparagus. Wait a minute, never mind, it was actually a huge potato.

Mt. Olive, North Carolina's falling food item of choice is, of course, a giant pickle. You may have guessed that. Did you guess, however, that this giant pickle was glowing? It was.

That's it for this year! See you next year everybody.

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