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Monday, December 31, 2018   /   by Angela Hunter

Fun Facts about Time Square Ball Drop

New Year’s In Numbers: Fun Facts about the Times Square Ball Drop:


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Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31, anticipation runs high as the world holds its breath waiting for the sparkling New Year’s Eve Ball to descend from its flagpole at One Times Square. We all know that the countdown starts at 10, but there are a handful of other fun facts about the most sought after tradition. Here's a few: 
New Year’s Eve Times Square, New York, 1937
109. The number of times the ball has dropped. The ball has been lowered every since 1907, except for 1942 and 1943, when the ceremony was suspended due to the WWII “dimout” lighting restrictions in New York City. Although there was a little less sparkle those two years, crowds still gathered to ring in the new year while also offering a moment of silence to the fallen.
11,875 pounds. What the ball weighs today. A pretty staggering difference from first 700 ...

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