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This Southeastern metropolis decided to put an ATL spin on New York’s New Year’s Eve ball drop. Instead of a glowing orb, since 1989, Atlanta has dropped a giant peach. The foam and fiberglass nectarine weighs 800 pounds and takes exactly 58 seconds to descend 138 feet. If a peach isn’t unique enough for you, you can travel west to Tallapoosa, Ga., where they have a possum drop. A stuffed possum dubbed "Spencer" is lowered from a building in a holiday light-covered ball.