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New Year's Eve Statistics: 40% of Young Adults Will Likely Pass Out Before Midnight

Here are some, er, sobering facts about New Year's Eve revelry.

25 -- Percent of 18- to 25-year-olds who said they've gotten into a fight on New Year's Eve.

40 -- Percent of 18- to 25-year-olds who said they've woken up on New Year's Day with an "unidentified party injury."

1 in 8 -- Number of 18- to 25-year-olds who say they've broken up with someone on New Year's Eve.

40 -- Percent of 18- to 25-year-olds who say they've passed out before midnight on a New Year's Eve.

88 -- Percent of people who say they'd rather spend New Year's Eve at home with friends than among thousands of people in New York City's Times Square.

62 -- Percent of people who say they stay home on New Year's Eve.

90 -- Percent of people who spend New Year's Eve with friends and/or family.

7 -- Percent of Americans who choose not to celebrate New Year's Eve.

59.5 -- Percent of single adults who say they'd rather have a kiss on New Year's Eve than a new laptop computer.

Ball Fun Facts

 

- The Ball is a geodesic sphere, 12 feet in diameter, and weighs 11,875 pounds.

- The Ball is covered with a total of 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles that vary in size, and range in length from 4 3/4 inches to 5 3/4 inches per side.

- For Times Square 2013, 288 of the Waterford Crystal triangles introduce the new Let There Be Peace design of a dove with wings spread symbolizing a message of peace; 288 triangles feature the Let There Be Friendship engraving of people holding hands around the world; 288 triangles are emblazoned with the romantic Let There Be Love pattern of a cascade of hearts; 288 triangles showcase the Let There Be Courage ribbon medal design; 576 triangles sparkle with the Let There Be Joy design of an angel with arms uplifted welcoming the New Year; and the remaining 960 crystal triangles are the Let There Be Light design of a stylized radiating sunburst.

- The 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles are bolted to 672 LED modules which are attached to the aluminum frame of the Ball.

- The Ball is illuminated by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs (light emitting diodes). Each LED module contains 48 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs - 12 red, 12 blue, 12 green, and 12 white for a total of 8,064 of each color.

- The Ball is capable of creating a palette of more than 16 million vibrant colors and billions of patterns producing a spectacular kaleidoscope effect atop One Times Square.

Sources: Hasbro, stir.com, New York Post, match.com, AXA, TimesSquareNYC.org

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