This week: From confetti to car accidents.
How much confetti is dropped just in Times Square at midnight, according to the History Channel. Nearly 1 billion people will watch that on TV.
The increase in the number of auto accidents “with drugs or alcohol as a contributing factor between December 31 at 6 p.m. and January 1 at 6 a.m.,” according to SafeAuto. That also means 140 deaths.
What the Olive Garden in Times Square has charged for New Year’s Eve dinner, according to The New York Post. That included a DJ “but no breadsticks.”
Americans who will fall asleep before midnight on New Year’s Eve, according to WalletHub. Nearly half (48 percent) of parents “plans to count down the last 10 seconds of 2017 by 9 p.m.”
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