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10 of the world's weirdest festivals

By: Bryan Nelson on May 1, 2014, 9:56 a.m.
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Monkey Buffet Festival

Don't worry, the monkeys aren't part of the buffet, rather, the buffet is for the monkeys. The Monkey Buffet Festival, held in Lopburi, Thailand, involves serving up a five-star buffet meal for local monkeys. Around 3,000 monkeys feast on almost 9,000 pounds of fruits, vegetables and cakes, elegantly laid out for them on tables and picnic blankets. Needless to say, it's a good day to be a monkey!