Every year on TV we see the giant Waterford crystal ball drop in Times Square at the stroke of midnight. According to today’s Writer’s Almanac, New York isn’t the only city dropping things on New Year’s Eve: “Atlanta, Georgia, drops a giant peach. Eastport, Maine, drops a sardine. Ocean City, Maryland, drops a beach ball, and Mobile, Alabama, drops a 600-pound electric Moon Pie. In Tempe, Arizona, a giant tortilla chip descends into a massive bowl of salsa. Brasstown, North Carolina, drops a Plexiglas pyramid containing a live possum; and Key West, Florida, drops an enormous ruby slipper with a drag queen inside it.”
What should Minneapolis drop? A giant lutefisk? A cherry into a spoon? A hot dish from the Foshay Tower? What do you think we should drop at midnight?