A town in North Carolina (Brasstown), in celebration of bringing in the new year, drops a possum. Suddenly, Raleigh’s giant acorn doesn’t look so strange.

Update: Thanks to PETA, the town had tofind a replacement (road-kill) possum. The guy behind the New Years possum has a website too.

At leastthe North Carolina Mount Olive Pickle Drop went on without a hitch.