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Times Square Ball Drop History

The Times Square Ball Drop event was started in 1907 at New york.

The Ball has been lowered every year since 1907, with the exceptions of 1942 and 1943, when the ceremony was suspended due to the wartime “dimout” of lights in New York City

The first New Year’s Eve Ball was made of iron, wood and 25-watt light bulbs. It was 5 feet in diameter and weighed 700 pounds.


In 1920, a 400 pound Ball made entirely of wrought iron replaced the original. In 1955, the iron Ball was replaced with an aluminum Ball weighing a mere 150 pounds.

For Times Square 2000, the millennium celebration, the New Year’s Eve Ball was completely redesigned.


In 2007, for the 100th anniversary of the Times Square Ball Drop tradition, Waterford Crystal and Philips Lighting crafted a new LED crystal Ball. The incandescent and halogen bulbs of the past century were replaced by state-of-the-art LED lighting technology that dramatically increased the brightness and color capabilities of the Ball.

Weight of the latest ball is more than 11 Thousand pounds and diameter is 12 feet. The ball is covered by more than 2 thousand Waterford Crystal triangles. More than 32 thousand LEDs illuminate the ball, and they let the ball shine in 16 million colors and billions of patterns.

New Year’s Eve 2013 Google Doodle. Is it interactive?

Google is showing an animated Doodle for marking the New Year’s Eve 2013.

This doodle is showing numbers 2, 0, 1, and 3 on the dance floor with the number 4 waiting for replacing the number 3.

Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first 4 hours sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln
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Life is made of ever so many partings welded together. – Charles Dickens
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Poverty is the mother of crime.
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Play Classic Video Games Online from Browser itself

Classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s have been put online by the Internet Archive archive.org, and can be played within a web browser for FREE.

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Motivational Quotes for Students

Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.
- Les Brown

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
-Abraham Lincoln

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
- Napoleon Hill

You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.
- Dr. James G. Bilkey

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There is more to life than increasing its speed. – Mahathma Gandhi
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Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears. And as you reflect on the past year, also think of the new one to come. Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings and the celebration of life.”
Happy Newyear 2014

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Remember the laughter,
the joy,
the hard work,
and the tears.
And as you reflect on the past year,
also think of the new one to come.
Because most importantly,
this is a time of new beginnings
and the celebration of life.”

Happy Newyear 2014