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November 26, 2014

Where One Bull + "Flammable Balls" = Festival!

A bull with flammable balls of tar attached to its horns during the "Toro de Jubilo" fire bull festival on November 16, 2014 in Medinaceli, Spain.
Toro de Jubilo, a Fire Bull festival, is an ancient tradition held annually at midnight in the Spanish town of Medinaceli. The event starts when flammable balls attached to a bull's horns are set alight. The animal is then untied and revelers dodge it until the flammable material is consumed. The bull is covered with a thick layer of mud on the back and face to protect it from burns.
Fire Bull Festival - In Focus - The Atlantic

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 26, 2014 7:50 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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PETA oughta' go nuts over this one. (No pun intended.) (Seriously; only noticed it in Preview.)

Posted by: BillH [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 26, 2014 7:46 AM

...and one more.

Party line = Good; Facts = Bad

Posted by: Syd B. [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 26, 2014 7:47 AM

2 legged animals trying to not get killed while agitating 4 legged animals.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 26, 2014 11:17 AM

Shouldn't the tar balls be stuck to the other end...oh, never mind.

Posted by: Rich Fader [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 26, 2014 2:17 PM

A bull may understand a fight in a ring against a matador, such as it is. And has a sense to prevail and at times does.

But the primal fear of fire is a cruel thing to inflict on any mortal creature. More cruel than the picadores or matador.

God's warnings are full of images of fire for a reason. It's pure terror. How ugly!

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 26, 2014 3:00 PM

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