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10 of the world's weirdest festivals

By: Bryan Nelson on May 1, 2014, 9:56 a.m.
la tomatino - tomato throwing festival

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La Tomatina

Perhaps the world's biggest food fight, La Tomatina is a tomato-throwing festival held in the Valencian town of Bunol on the last Wednesday of August. An estimated 150,000 tomatoes are flung at participants each year.

Though you might expect the cleanup to be laborious, all of those squashed tomatoes in the streets provide a highly effective disinfectant: The cobblestone roads are cleansed by the acidity of the tomatoes