I'd heard of the Spanish fiesta dedicated to tomato fights.
Saucy: La Tomatina"On Wednesday, Buñol in Spain will again host the world’s biggest food-fight. The first rule is your weapon must be a tomato."
However, this is a new one.
Murky affairs: bog-snorkelling"Held annually in Wales, the competition attracts athletes from around the world, who must swim two 55m lengths through a trench of murky, leech-filled water."
It'scoming close to 30 years for me as a subscriber to The Economist. Good stuff still.