December 30, 2012

New Year’s Eve ~ Times Square, NYC


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On Dec. 31, over a million people will gather at Times Square in New York City to herald in the new year. Ready with party hats & horns, they'll watch the ball descend until the stroke of midnight when 2013 officially begins. Quite a party!



The first New Year's Eve ball was dropped in 1907. Measuring 5 feet in diameter, it was illuminated with 100 incandescent bulbs, and weighed in at 700 pounds. 

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Through the years, it has undergone several updates. The ball being used currently is covered in 2,668 Waterford Crystals. It is 12 feet in diameter and weighs close to 12,000 pounds.

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Over 32,000 computerized LEDs are used to create the spectacular light designs.
This ball is 78% more energy efficient than the ball used in 2007.

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Millions of people all over the world will watch this event via satellite, 
bringing the estimated total of those "in attendance" to the billion mark.

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Happy New Year to you and your family!
May your 2013 be blessed with happiness & good health!

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1 comment:

  1. Cool facts! Neat picture of the first ball...Happy new year!

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