LOL so almost 104 years later you could ask a silly question. Honestly I have no idea why, It just is a tradition. If you really want some info you could look it up, Time Square Ball.
I wikied this
The first New Year's Eve celebration in the area was held in 1904. The New York Times newspaper had opened their new headquarters on Longacre Square (the city's second tallest building), and persuaded the city to rename the triangular "square" surrounding it for the newspaper. The newspaper's owner, Adolph Ochs, decided to celebrate the move with a midnight fireworks show on the building for New Year's Eve. Close to 200,000 attended the event, displacing celebrations held at Trinity Church. However, Adolph wanted a bigger spectacular at the building to draw more attention to the square — in 1907, the paper's chief electrician Walter F. Palmer constructed a lit ball that would be lowered from a flagpole at One Times Square. It was constructed with iron and wood, was lit with one hundred 25-watt bulbs, weighed 700 pounds (320 kg) and measured 5 feet (1.5 m) in diameter. At first, it dropped 1 second after midnight. Even after the Times moved its headquarters to 229 W. 43rd St., the celebration continued.
Here in the US for New Years we televise the New Years celebration in New York. As the last minute before midnight starts a large ball of steel framing and lights is "Dropped" (Allowed to descend a spire) to signal the New Year.
I'm sorry, I'm curious like Tyranitarquake, but do you like Pokemon, Ludwig? I'm curious because I only ever see you posting in the debate section and this is primarily a Pokemon fan site. And if you don't, why did you join the site? Not trying to be rude, just curious.
Just make sure to study up on Ethnic group topics such as discussed in the thread or study up on any topic in the debate forum before posting and make educated responses and, if you don't understand someone PM them rather then having it on the thread
I didn't say I couldn't go online during the hours I am home, I said it isn't important compared to giving my family my time. Being on Serebii does not even rate on my list of things to do once I get home.
Unless you have a family (ie wife & children of your own) that you love, you really don't know what you are talking about. With work, drive time, and sleep. I have only 4-5 hours a day to give to my wife & kids. They deserve more than I have, but I give them all I can.