Question of the day

Our last question asked: What unusual obstacle recently was blocking traffic on California's Highway 37? That would be a rather truculent elephant seal.

Congratulations to CNN's David Daniel (who quips that the seal "was just trying to follow the chicken to the other side") for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions go out to these excellent people for also getting it right: Samantha Chong (who adds "Any other kind of answer is irrelephant, really" before noting "... I'll show myself out"), Kevin Wiley (whose answer was "Not an elephant. Not just a seal. An elephant seal!"), Carrie GrayM Edward/Ed Borasky (who jokes the animal "most definitely did not get the Seal of Approval"), Matt NagelMark Gibbs (who jokes "Why did the elephant seal cross the road? To get to the other seaside" before adding "I apologize but I had no choice"), and Ron Casalotti (who postulates this was a seal "that Donald Trump thought was a GOP endorsement & who's even with Hillary in the polls").

As for today's question, in honor of the holiday, here it is: The New Year's ball has been dropped in Times Square every year since 1907, with the exception of which years? And for what reason?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)! 

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

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