New Year’s Eve in numbers: Fun facts about the Times Square ball drop

The celebration in Times Square is the quintessential New Year's Eve party.
Published : December 29, 2016
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Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31st, anticipation runs high as the world holds its breath waiting for the sparkling New Year’s Eve Ball to descend from its flagpole atopOne Times Square. We all know that the countdown starts at 10, but there are a handful of other fun facts to muse over when it comes to the city’s mostlauded tradition. From the wattage of the ball to the weight of trash produced to how long it takes to get it all cleaned up, see what we’ve rounded up,in numbers, ahead!

 

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