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Strange Food Festivals Across the World

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    Tomato fight draws 40,000 in Spain

    Some 40,000 people have crowded into the south-eastern Spanish town of Bunol to take part in its annual tomato fight.

    The event, La Tomatina, drew tourists from Australia, Britain, Asia and the United States who helped themselves to ammunition from trucks parked in the main square with 130 tonnes of the ripe fruit.
    Hostilities lasted an hour, leaving the streets running with juice and facades stained red, before combatants headed to the river or municipal showers to clean up.


    The 'Tomatina' Tomato Fight

    Surely the worlds' biggest food-fight: every year around 30,00 people descend on the Spanish town of Bunol (in the Valencia region of Spain) to throw more than 240,000 pounds of tomatoes at each other.
    The festival is started with a ham-on-a-stick contest where competitors raced up a pole to retrieve a smoked leg of ham. When the ham is cut down, people put on eye protection and cry for tomatoes as trucks dump the squishy produce onto the village streets. They then proceed to pelt each other with them until all have been used up.