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World's Weirdest Food Festivals

Posted: 07/19/11 10:10 AM ET

From armadillo-tacos and cheese-curd eating, to tomato hurling and tuna tossing, these spirited events celebrate food around the world.

Here, Food & Wine presents the World's Weirdest Food Festivals. —Nancy Davison

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La Tomatina
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What's rumored to have originated as a local brawl (possibly an attack on city council members by disgruntled townspeople) in Buñol, Spain, has turned into the world's largest food fight, with some 45,000 revelers hurling more than 250,000 pounds of tomatoes at one another the last Wednesday in August.

Plus: Terrific Tomato Recipes

Photo © Juanjo Valverde
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