Start the new year right. Think.
Post Quiz: New Year's Fun Facts
If you've been paying attention to this issue, you'll get at least one of these questions right.
- January is named for the Roman god Janus. What is particularly interesting about him?
- New Year celebrations go back thousands of years to ancient Mesopotamia. What was different about their New Year's Day?
- What made a really good New Year's gift for an ancient Persian?
- Yeah, yeah, the Germans put pigs on everything, Appalachian hillbillies eat black-eyed peas, and Pennsylvania Dutchies gobble up sauerkraut. What do all these New Year foods have in common?
- What does 'auld lang syne' mean?
- What exciting thing happened for the first time on 31 December 1907 in New York City?
- What exciting thing didn't happen on 31 December 1942 in New York City?
- What will approximately 10,000 insane people be doing on 1 January 2018 in Philadelphia?
- What form of crime reaches its annual peak during the New Year holiday?
- A traditional feature of Japanese New Year's Eve celebrations is 'Daiku'. What is it, and where did it originate?
Ready to break out the champagne? Click the picture for the answers.