How's this for a New Year's cleansing ritual? In Ecuador, residents build massive dummies called años viejos (old years) and then… burn them.
Goodbye 2011! And take your rage-filled Hulk-ified baggage with you!
Which makes me wonder…what are you, the Rachel Maddow Show viewers, doing for New Year's?
And do you have any special rituals for ending the old year and ushering in the new? 2012 awaits in the comments.