Off topic: What’s dropping on NYE, the year in charts, underwater museum, naturally drunk

Besides the giant ball in New York City, other things being dropped elsewhere to welcome 2016. Attention, infographic nerds: Here are what FiveThirtyEight calls their 47 weirdest charts of the year. Plans to build an underwater museum in Egypt — to exhibit Alexandria’s submerged artifacts — have resurfaced. But your honor, my body turns food into alcohol: Woman beats DUI charges because of a condition called “auto-brewery syndrome.”

 

Photo: Every year, revelers crowd into Times Square in New York on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop, welcoming in a new year. Elsewhere, other items being dropped include cheese, bologna, live animals. (Associated Press)

 
 

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