Top 5 Facts about the World around you

  • The First New Year was Celebrated 4,000 years ago by the ancient Babylonians
  • Julius Caesar made Jan. 1 the first day of the year in 46 B.C. but England and America didn’t agree until 1752
  • 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions but 25% of them give up after the 2nd week of January
  • 1 million people gather at New York City to watch the ball drop while 1 billion people watches it on TV
  • At midnight 2,000 pounds of confetti are dropped on the crowd