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5 weird things dropping this New Year's Eve

USA TODAY
A giant, illuminated cherry will be lowered in Door County to ring in the new year.

At the stoke of midnight, some cities in Wisconsin will be heralding in the New Year with a "drop" of their own. Not to be outdone by the large crystal ball in Times Square, folks in Plymouth and Sister Bay will ring in 2018 with a giant wedge of cheese and sparkling cherry, respectively. 

Here are a few other fun drops planned around the U.S. tonight.

1. Guitar drop in Memphis, Tenn. 

Get ready to rock on Dec. 31 when Hard Rock Cafe Memphis rings in the new year with its 10th annual New Year's Eve Guitar Drop. A 10-foot D'Angelico guitar will drop at midnight.

Hard Rock Cafe personnel ready a large guitar for the Hard Rock Memphis Guitar Drop - A New Year's Eve Celebration, on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 in Memphis, Tenn.

2. PEEPS Chick Drop in Bethlehem, Pa.

A 400 pound PEEPS Chick will be dropped in Bethlehem, Pa., to ring in the New Year. The massive PEEPS show is part of the annual PEEPSFEST, hosted by the maker of PEEPS, Just Born Quality Confections.

3. Possum Drop in Brasstown, N.C.

No, this isn't a joke. For years, Clay's Corner, a North Carolina convenience store, has lowered a live-possum to ring in the New Year. While the convenience store has since retired and closed up shop, the possum drop is still planned to ring in 2017.  If it sounds controversial, that's because it is. In the past, Clay's Corner faced a frenzy questioning its morality and legality of using a live animal.

The PEEPS¨ Chick  rings in the new year at the 7th annual PEEPSFEST¨ at SteelStacks Thursday December 31, 2015 in Bethlehem, Pa.

4. Peach drop in Atlanta, Ga.

The iconic-Peach drop will happen at the 120-year-old Flatiron Building in downtown Atlanta this year. Since 1989, an 800-lb. peach has been lowered to bring in each New Year. 

5. Potato Drop in Boise, Idaho 

Idaho is proud to be known for potatoes! Each year, a massive potato is lowered at the Idaho State Capitol.