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5 Adult-Friendly Food Fights Around the World

1. The Battle of Oranges Photo from the 2007 Battle of Oranges by Flickr user Giò-S.p.o.t.s. Each February at the Carnival of Ivrea in Italy, citizens commemorate the people’s uprising against the tyrannical Raineri di Biandrate with an epic food fight. As the story goes, Biandrate gave himself the right to sleep with any bride on her wedding [...]

5 Tyrants Who Died Relatively Peaceful Deaths (and 5 Who Weren’t So Lucky)

According to Herodotus, when the Athenian lawgiver Solon visited Croesus, the fabulously wealthy king of Lydia, Croesus — showing off his riches and sumptuous palace — asked Solon who the happiest man in the world was, arrogantly assuming Solon’s answer would be the king himself. But the king was disappointed and angry when Solon named [...]