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01-13-2009, 02:28 PM #1
~*~World's Wackiest Festivals - Part 2~*~
1) Cheese Rolling Festival (England)
Though it sounds benign (and kind of goofy), cheese-rolling is very dangerous. Running full-tilt down a very steep hill behind a madly spinning 7-pound wheel of cheese can be well-nigh lethal. In fact, police have attempted to ban the event, but participants have refused to observe the ban. Men and their cheese wheels can not be separated easily, evidently. So what happens during a cheese roll? Simple: the cheese is set to rolling, and racers zoom down the hill after the cheese. However, as the cheese can reach speeds of up to 70 mph, it rarely happens that someone catches the cheese. First to the bottom wins the cheese. Glorious.
2) Maslenitsa: free-for-all boxing match (Russia)
In Orthodox countries, the week before Lent is marked with a series of celebrations, including a free-for-all boxing match in which there are no rules. In centuries past, the fight ended only when the participates were covered with blood and bereft of clothes.
3) Tunarama: the Tuna Tossing Festival (Australia)
The Tunarama festival is held in Port Lincoln, on the tip of Eyre Peninsula, over the Australia Day (26 January) long weekend. When the festival began in 1962, it was intended to promote the emerging tuna fishing industry in Port Lincoln. Tuna fishing is now one of the town's biggest industries and Australia's largest tuna cannery is located there. The highlight of the festival is the tuna tossing competition. Ex-Olympic hammer thrower, Sean Carlin,holds the record for the longest toss at 37.23 metres set in 1998.
4) Roswell UFO Festival (USA)
The Roswell UFO Festival celebrates the anniversary of the "Roswell Incident," when a UFO was said to have crashed into military grounds nearby. Featuring experts, authors, researchers, and lecturers dissecting the infamous incident, the celebration will also sport an alien parade, an alien costume contest , and an alien hot air balloon ride.
5) La Tomatina (Spain)
In late August, thousands of people pelt each other with over 250 lbs. of tomatoes in a span of 60 minutes in an event modestly described as the world's largest tomato fight. Every year, over 30,000 tourists come to Bunyol for this festival. Rules of conduct keep the festivities from becoming a more dangerous brawl.
01-13-2009, 02:39 PM #2
01-13-2009, 03:55 PM #3
lol this seems cool. so cray pa gee. what you say we go for this festival this year?
01-13-2009, 04:12 PM #4
I am more than ready dear!
01-13-2009, 05:14 PM #5
lol i'll bring the tomatoes and u come in your shorts
01-13-2009, 09:41 PM #6
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Thanks for sharing
01-15-2009, 10:54 AM #7
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01-15-2009, 01:41 PM #9
To each his own Naila
Last edited by Cray; 01-15-2009 at 03:13 PM.
01-15-2009, 01:49 PM #10
wht about eggs
it will work more thn tomatoes lol
01-15-2009, 03:07 PM #11