Here's a look at 10 New Year's Eve traditions, lore and facts to intrigue you on the last day of 2012.
1.) Why should you ring in the New Year with family and friends? It is thought that the first visitors you see after ringing in the New Year would bring you good or bad luck, depending on who you keep as friends and enemies. Keep your friends close and your enemies far, far away!
2.) The top three destinations in the United States to ring in the New Year are Las Vegas, Disney World and New York City.
3.) Eating black-eyed peas, ham and cabbage are thought to bring prosperity. However, stay away from bad luck foods like lobsters, because they move backward, and chicken, because they scratch in reverse. It is believed that eating these on New Year's day might cause a reversal of fortune.
4.) Nearly half of American adults make one or more resolutions each year. The top New Year's resolutions include weight loss, exercise, quitting smoking and better money management. By the second week of January, 25 percent of people have abandoned their resolutions.
5.) In Italy, people wear red underwear on New Year's Day as a symbol of good luck for the upcoming year.
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