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Crazy New Year’s celebrations? ‘Today’ reveals ketchup, pickles lowered on NYE

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In Times Square next week the fans from around the country will watch a ball drop from Times Square. It’s an annual tradition that many have come to appreciate when we usher in the New Year. However on Sunday during the "Today" show, the items that are lowered from the sky are far more intriguing than the simple crystal ball in Times Square.

So what could be so interesting about what is lowered on New Year’s Eve? What about a live possum, Pickles, beach ball, or Heinz ketchup? In the Florida Keys, an oversized red high heel shoe (with a person inside) is lowered as well. That reminds me of the Snooki ball drop back in 2011. This year sounds so exciting.

The items that are lowered for the annual gathering mostly reflect on the area. It sometimes has to do with the manufacturing, the culture or even the history of an important person who once lived in an area. Ryan Seacrest does not have the corner-on-the-market when it comes to New Year's Eve celebrations.

On New Year’s Eve we all find ourselves busy partying and if you live in a town that lowers a unique item, then it’s probably a good idea to enjoy the oddity. Or like the "Today" show suggested, stay home and watch one of the New Year’s Eve programs coming directly from Times Square just like seen on NBC.

Check out the video clip of the odd items lowered on New Year’s Eve.

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