According to the International Buisness News, the New Year's Eve & New Year's holiday season are all about the numbers.
If you really take time to think about it, December 31st, we spend the whole day counting down to watch the old year go out and the new year setting in. Needless to say, there isn't another holiday which people actually take the time out to count.
As we see one year end and the other begin, here are just a few numbers that you might not have known about for this holiday.
Let's go take a peek at New Year's Eve & New Year's Day by the numbers:
1,000,000- This is the amount that people are expected to attend America's largest New Year's celebration at Times Square in New York City, NY.
1,000,000,000- This is the amount of people from around the world that watch the famed ball drop on television.
1907- This is the first year that a lighted ball was dropped over Times Square in honor of the New Year.
2- This is the number of times that the ball didn't drop in Times Square for New Year's ( this was because of the lighting restictions during World War II)
11,875- That's how many ponds the current 12' New Year's Eve ball weighs (It has 2,688 Weatherford Cyrstal triangles capable of producing billions of different light patterns).
2,000- That's how many pounds of confetti that was dropped on the crowd at Times Square.
33.7- This is the average temperature at 12midnight on January 1st in New York City, NY.
22- This is the percent of people that were fast asleep before 12midnight.
1890- This number is the year that first time residents of Pasadena, CA held the New Year's Day Tornament Of Roses Parade.
18,000,000- This is the estimated number of flowers used in the 42 floats created for the parade
39,000,000- This is the number of people who will watch the New Year's Day Tournament Of Roses Parade on television.
These are some of the few factoids on New Year's Eve & New Year's Day inside the numbers.
Have a safe & blessed 2013, until we meet again, God Bless & One Love!