comics

New Year’s Trivia

Julia Torres

Staff Writer

  1. How large is the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball in diameter?

Answer: 12 feet 

  1. What year was New Year’s Eve celebrated in Times Square?

Answer: 1904

  1. How many versions of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball have there been to date?

Answer: Seven 

  1. How much did the first Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball weigh?

Answer: 700 pounds 

  1. How many light bulbs covered the first Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball?

Answer: 100 lights 

  1. When did LED lights first appear on the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball?

Answer: 2007 

  1. How many triangles total are there on the Times Square ball?

Answer: 2,688 

  1. How many colors can the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball display?

Answer: 16 million 

  1. How much does the current Times Square ball weigh?

Answer: 11,875 pounds 

  1. When was the second Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball introduced?

Answer: 1920