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Drop The Dead Possum: Things Dropped on New Year’s Eve

by | 2nd, January 2014

HOW did you know when 2014 had arrived? What singled the change? Was it a text from your mum? A kiss from a waiter? Or were you stood in Kennett Square in Chester County, Pennsylvania, waiting for the eight feet wide and feet tall illuminated mushroom  to drop from a crane at the stroke of midnight?

Kennett Square mushroom lights



Or maybe you were in downtown Boise, Idaho, checking the movements of lit 16-foot long potato ?

Boise potato drop


New York City, of course, has it’s big ball. The New Year’s Eve ball sits atop the 1 Times Square building the 11,875-pound geodesic sphere covered in 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles descends a 130-foot pole to mark the stroke of midnight.



But the things we really enjoy dropping are ex-living things:

A chicken –  Gainesville, Georgia: The dropping of “Chuck the Chicken” was established in 2009 to benefit the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.

A live chicken? No. Local bigwig Mabel Hudson says , “We couldn’t do a live one, we would have had PETA out here.”

A possum Tallapoosa, Georgia: On odd

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