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

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6. Tortilla Chip
In Tempe, Arizona, a four-foot triangular chip is dropped by crane into a large jar of salsa at midnight in the center of town. A ten-block-long street party and fireworks come with the chip.

5. One M&M (Does that make it just an "M"?)
In Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania a giant red M&M is dropped at 7:p.m. At the same time, another M&M is dropped in Elizabethtown's sister city Letterkenny in Ireland (where it's midnight). Elizabethtown is the home of M&M Mars Inc.

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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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