9 Odd Sporting Events from Around the World


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Tomato Tossing

Tomatoes aren't just for salads and sauce anymore. La Tomatina is a festival held in late August in the small town of Bu├▒ol, Spain, where approximately 30,000 people come from all over the world to pelt one another with nearly 140 tons of overripe tomatoes. The fruit fight dates back to the mid-1940s but was banned under Francisco Franco, then returned in the 1970s after his death. After two hours of tomato-tossing at La Tomatina, there are no winners or losers, only stains and sauce, and the cleanup begins.

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