Spain’s La Tomatina Festival

Since 1945 the Valencian town of Bunol, Spain has hosted one of the most insane food fights on the planet known as La Tomatina Festival.

Every year on the last Wednesday of August thousands of people gather together to destroy each other with tomatoes.  To insure a bit of safety, however, participants are asked to squish the tomatoes before lining up a target.

About an hour after the madness began fire trucks hose down the city and it’s like nothing ever happened… kind of.  There are still thousands of people covered in what looks like a maxi pad commercial gone wrong wandering the streets but at least it’s only one day a year and not one week a month.