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January 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm · Filed under Assclowns, Comediennes, Educational, Free, Humor Me, Interactive, LOW Tech, Performance, Poetry, Poverty, Quickies, Sciense, SHOCKED & AWED, Short & Shallow, Suggestions, U.S.A., Video, Vlogs, Weird Shit, YouTUBE and tagged: ceiling fan, Internet Memes, Physics, Tomato
May 15, 2009 at 10:00 pm · Filed under Europe, Feedback, Guest Author, Hack THIS !!, Healthy Living, Humor Me, LOW Tech, Musings™, Nutrition, Personal Growth, Poetry, TravelTime®, Venusian, Weird Shit and tagged: Buñol, culture, La Tomatina, Spain, Tomato
Once a year, one particular street in this sleepy town becomes red from an ankle-deep tomato juice river, which flows with flip-flops, t-shirts, beer cans, and the occasional Afro wig. The event is called La Tomatina and is the world’s largest tomato fight.
Buñol, which is a one-hour train ride from Valencia, has been hosting La Tomatina since 1945. There are various theories about how it began. Some say a couple of friends got into an argument at a local restaurant, which eventually turned into a food fight. Others believe it began as an anti-Franco protest. And still, another explanation is that the tomato war began between two opposing groups of youths: Think the Socs and the Greasers from the book “The Outsiders.”
Regardless, what began as the flinging of a few tomatoes in a quiet and unassuming town, has grown into an annual festival on the last Wednesday of every August, to which nearly 20,000 white-shirt-wearing warriors flock.