Here are the Top 10 Crazy Facts about New Year’s Eve you need to read before the strike of midnight.
10. The first New Year’s celebration dates back 4,000 years.
Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome, was the first to make January 1 a national holiday. He named the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates.
9. Be sure to eat leafy greens on New Year’s.
Superstition has it that the more leafy greens you eat on New Year’s, the more prosperity you will experience (what an incentive for staying healthy!) in the New Year.
8. Make sure to be surrounded by family or loved ones on New Year’s Eve.
The first person you come across in the new year could set the tone for the next 12 months. This applies to couples, as well.
7. Black Eyed Peas
Black Eyed Peas music is popular all around the world on New Year’s Eve, especially in Canada and the United States. They are thought to bring you good luck. In the United States, specifically in the South, Black Eyed Peas are a staple during the holidays.
6. 1 Million People
That is the amount of people that will gather in Times Square to see the ball drop.
5. 1 Billion
That is the amount of people who will watch the ball drop on TV.
4. 49 million:
That is the amount of bubbles in a standard Champagne bottle
3. The First New Year’s Was in the Spring
The Babylonians had a long festival some 4,000 years ago. It happened in the first eleven days of the month Nisan, “which meant that the festival coincided with the spring equinox.” That’s March 20 in 2015, so if you’ve got any bubbly or confetti left over, raise a glass to your ancient homies and do it all over again.
2. Vuvuzela Noisemakers
This South African horn is purported to be the world’s loudest noisemaker. No New Year’s Eve event would be complete without one, as in total hearing loss.
1. Drink Some Sprite
Chinese researchers say the lemon-lime soda is the most effective hangover remedy they tested, perhaps because it helps the body break down the chemicals responsible for that hangover feeling.
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