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New Year’s Eve: the night of impractical expectations and guaranteed disappointments. The parties are frequency as good as you envision, the swell pricing is out of control and every space humans can occupy is positively lousy with drunks. One study found that a whopping 83 percent of people are let down by their New Year’s Eve celebration, mostly since of the immeasurable incongruities between the parable of the night contra the reality. It’s not unfit that this year, people will have the New Year’s Eve knowledge they’ve always dreamed of. It’s just that you won’t be one of those people. (Sorry.)
But adequate with the things you already know about New Year’s Eve; how about a few things you competence not know? WalletHub has dull up a garland of facts, some of which surprise, while others not so much. For example, did you know that both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are among the top 5 days for automobile theft? Or that New Year’s Eve is the night with the many illegal “celebratory” firings of guns? Or that while 67 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, just over 9 percent actually grasp their goals? And on Sep 30—exactly 9 months after New Year’s Eve—11,974 babies are born.
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Kali Holloway is a comparison author and the associate editor of media and enlightenment at AlterNet.