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Black's New Years Eve Fireballs


A tiny Alabama border town may have the most unusual New Year’s Eve tradition in the entire country.

It's a tradition dating back to the 1930s. The people of black gather and hold a community dinner ... and they throw fire balls at each other.

The balls are rolled yarn soaked in kerosene. You can catch and throw them but the key is to not hold them for more than a second or 2 - in other words, before being burned:


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