Weekend Links: Food Fight!

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The streets of Buñol, Spain got saucy during the city's annual La Tomatina festival, featuring 20,000 participants engaging in a tomato-throwing free-for-all.

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A lost chapter from an early draft of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features a scene in the Vanilla Fudge Room so unsettling that it was excised from published editions.

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Some classic novels have first lines so iconic that they can be recognizably translated into nothing more than a string of emojis.

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Recent New York City transplant Jonathan Novick created a short film, in part using a hidden camera, to illustrate his experiences living with dwarfism in hopes of raising public awareness of the unique struggles little people face every day.

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Longtime Lou Gehrig's disease sufferer Stephen Hawking declined to undertake the Ice Bucket Challenge for health reasons, but his children valiantly took the icy cold hit on his behalf.

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In a publicity stunt to demonstrate the effectiveness of his company’s new steam cleaner, one dedicated brand manager put his mouth where his money is by literally eating off the floor of a filthy subway station.

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The North Pond Hermit, who lived alone in the woods of Maine for almost 30 years, reluctantly tells the story of his isolated existence.

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August 30, 2014 - 10:30am
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