John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, and host of Mental Floss takes us through some 27 unbelievable local traditions.
Are you ready?
He begins with Cooper’s Hill cheese rolling, describing how the cheese wheel can hit speeds on 70 mph, and then moves on to really weird stuff.
How weird? We’ve got monkey buffet (for monkeys) in Thailand, the Pamplona running of the bulls, baby jumping, Japan’s Namahage Festival in which demons knock on doors and Le Tomatina.
In Pure Spirit
Which weird local traditions do you know about? Any you’d recommend?