5 Sep, 2012 @ 18:41
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Saucy behaviour

la tomatina

IT is dubbed the ‘largest food fight in the world’ and sees the streets transformed into a sea of red.

And this year was no exception at the annual ‘La Tomatina’ tomato fight in the Valencia town of Bunol, with 40,000 revellers hurling 120 tons of the fruit at each other.

Many participants wore goggles to protect their eyes at the festival – thought to date back to 1945 – as the pulp from thousands of tomatoes thrown from a convoy of five trucks created a mushy carpet.

The food fight boosts the town’s economy to the tune of €300,000.

Eloise Horsfield

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  1. During the event was wasted an incredible 120 tons of fine Spanish tomatoes!?! This lamentable waste of food can only have been orchestrated by people who don’t know about hunger. Shame on them all.

  2. John: Did you miss the bit where the Tomatina brought in three hundred grand? If the tomatoes could have been sold for more than that, you can bet they would have been.

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