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Strange Festivals Around the World

La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol near to Valencia in Spain. Thousands upon thousands of people make their way from all corners of the world to fight in this ‘World’s Biggest Food Fight’ where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown ...

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10 Of The Most Famous Buildings In The world

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the 20th century’s most famous and distinctive buildings.Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973. after a gestation beginning with Utzon’s 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition. The government of New South Wales, led by the premier, Joseph Cahill, authorised work to ...

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10 things you probably didn’t know about Iran

Persian politeness is an art form: If you get in a taxi anywhere in Iran, chances are when you try to pay, your driver will refuse to take your money. Walk into a shop to buy something, the same happens. Baffled?The cultural practice of Taarof is Iran’s own personal brand of etiquette. You’re not really being given a freebie, it’s ...

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Strange Valentine’s Day Traditions All Around the World

 first Valentine’s Day card originated in France when Charles, Duke of Orleans, sent love letters to his wife while imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415. Today, Valentine’s Day cards remain a popular tradition in France and around the world.Another traditional Valentine’s Day event in France was the loterie d’amour, or “drawing for love.” Men and women would fill houses ...

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