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The Ten Weirdest New Year's Eve Ball Drops: Pickles, Peeps, and Fish

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10. Bermuda Onion
In St. George Bermuda, a paper-mache Bermuda onion covered in Christmas lights is dropped at midnight.

9. Conch and Sushi (Sort Of)
In Key West, a giant queen conch will be dropped atop Sloppy Joe's Bar on Duval Street for the 20th time. A few blocks away, Key West's famous drag queen Miss Sushi gets lowered from a giant stiletto pump.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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