New Year links: songs, strange traditions, drinking and hangovers, etc.

by Debby Witt

Strange New Year traditions around the world.

Advice from 1862: How to Tell Your Fortune for the New Year.

Your Complete Guide to the Science of Hangovers, the Anatomy of a Hangover (an infographic), and 12 Hangover Cures From Famous Heavy Drinkers.

Why We Sing Auld Lang Syne on New Year’s Eve, and here’s Mark Steyn singing and explaining What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Speaking of Mark Steyn, here are his New Year links.

Drinkers live longer than non-drinkers.

Eat your heart out, New York: Boise, Idaho drops a giant potato downtown on New Year’s Eve.

ICYMI, Monday’s links, including best movie punchlines and Dave Barry’s Year in Review, are here.