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10 Most Bizarre Festivals in the World

Have you ever been to a truly weird festival? And no, we’re not including burning man in this list

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Last week I got a cool piercing in my belly button, and now all the kids down the mall think I’m super cool and neato. But even hot-rod voiceover guy isn’t as cool as the guys and girls who take part in the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, because as far as piercings go, these folks have it nailed down.

Shinto Kanamara Matsuri, also known as the Festival of the Steel Phallus, is a delightful Japanese fertility festival which is as subtle as it is family friendly.

If you’re ever visiting Spain’s Galicia region and someone hurls a muddy, vinegar soaked rag at you that’s infested with ants, then congratulations, you’ve experienced culture.

On a rainy Sunday afternoon back in 1983, Dave Kelland was making his way back home after getting steaming drunk with a friend at The Normandy Arms Pub in Devon, England, when suddenly he needed to take a whiz.



If your town was infested with vermin what would you do? Put down traps? Hire an exterminator squad?

The Golden Retriever Festival is a celebration of the sexiest of all dog breeds, where owners from around the world come to bask in the glory of their aesthetically pleasing hounds.

I hate those jerks in the next town over, with their smug faces and their hands with a normal amount of fingers.

If you hate the thought of the world’s poorest people starving to death then I’d look away now, because you’re about to be triggered like never before.

That’s not the traditional name for the International Highline Meeting Festival, but it’s certainly what I’d call it, as I’m nope-ing the heck out of this celebration right off the bat.

How much do you like cheese? Enough to chase it? Enough to fight people for it? Enough to break your legs and end up in a crumpled heap at the bottom of a hill?

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