Beyond the Ball Drop: 12 Weird Things Lowered at New Year's Countdowns

By Ruqing Pan & Nargas Karimi December 26, 2012, 8:02 AM EST

Photo: Duane Chattin

Watching the Times Square ball drop is not the only way to ring in the new year: From a pickle drop in North Carolina to a moon pie drop in Alabama, quirky countdowns honor local products or tastes. Take a peek at some of the most unusual.

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