On the last Wednesday in August, crowds of over 40,000 people gather in the Spanish town of Buñol and throw tomatoes at each other. The event is called La Tomatina. Over 50 tons of tomatoes are wasted.
In Dutch, the noun eend means both ‘duck’ and ‘Citroën 2CV’.
In Britain, it is illegal for a party in an election to call itself None of the Above. This is to prevent the words appearing on ballot papers; presumably, there is a fear that NOTA would win by a landslide.
In the First World War, the British were the only side to have separate brothels for officers and men.
The hobbies of Norodom Sihanouk, the ex-King of Cambodia, were listed on his website as ‘jazz saxophone, magazine editing and having affairs with foreign women’.
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