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

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4. Cheese
Each year, an 80-pound lighted wedge of real cheese is dropped from a 100-foot ladder truck in Plymouth, Wisconsin. This tribute to Wisconsin's dairy industry takes place at the Plymouth Arts Center and hot cocoa is given out to all the cheesy partiers.

3. Moon Pie
The fifth annual Moon Pie Over Mobile is a giant New Year's party in Mobile, Alabama. 5,000 Moon Pies are given out by Chattanooga Bakery, Inc, the makers of Moon Pies before a giant 600-pound, 12-foot tall electric Moon Pie is dropped from the 34th floor of the RSA Tower at midnight. About 60,000 people are expected to watch the giant treat, as well as enjoy a concert by The Commodores.

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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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