The ball on Times Square has nothing on these weird items that fall as the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve: A giant Peep drops in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, because the candy company Just Born is located in the town. In Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the olive isn't the only part of the ostentatious ceremony: it's lowered from Price Tower into a giant martini glass. (Now that sounds like a New Year's party!) Panama City Beach's beach-ball drop occurs alongside a drop of tens of thousands regular-sized beach balls, and Plymouth, Wisconsin (the self-proclaimed cheese capital of the world) drops a giant chunk of styrofoam cheese.
Other bizarre drops: the fleur de lis in New Orleans, a guitar in Memphis, an Idaho potato in Boise, and an 18-foot, 500-pound watermelon in Vincennes, Indiana.