Giant MoonPies, Cherries and Sardines Get Dropped on New Year’s Eve

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The city of Mobile, Ala., will celebrate the beginning of 2011 by dropping a giant MoonPie to the ground.

The Times Square ball gets all the publicity, but it’s not the only thing being dropped on Dec. 31 — and we’re not talking bad habits.

Seems like almost every city — big and small — marks the new year by dropping something from a tall building or a crane.

For instance, the city of Memphis, Tenn., will honor its musical heritage and the beginning of 2011 by dropping a giant illuminated Les Paul guitar from scaffolding alongside the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street…

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