Team member, Tyler Crowley is our very own walking encyclopedia! Take a look at his New Year's Eve trivia facts...
- The longest firework display ever, consisted of 810,904 fireworks lasting for a total of 1 HOUR, 1 MINUTE and 32.35 SECONDS!
- The average babysitter rate increases by 20% on New Year’s Eve compared to any other day of the year.
- The weight of the Times Square Ball is 11,875 pounds (or 5,386 kilos).
- 1.5 tons of confetti are dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
- 80% of New Year Resolutions fail by February. (yikes!)
- The earliest New Year’s celebrations date back to 2000 BC in Mesopotamia and took place in March, corresponding to the Spring Equinox.
- Modern New Year’s Day of January 1st originated in 45 BC when Julius Caesar created the Julius calendar. (The Julian calendar was replaced by the Gregorian calendar that was use today in 1582 AD after it was discovered the Julian calendar was 11 minutes too long. Oops!)
I had to ask Tyler, WHO CLEANS UP THE MESS in Times Square?! Here is what he told me...
- City of New York Sanitation Department uses 52 collection trucks, 30 mechanical brooms,12 rack trucks, 5 haulsters, 58 back pack blowers, and 58 hand brooms, to clean up the NYE mess. Starting pay is $25K.
Happy New Year everyone!