Toronto Diary
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Running of the bulls + fire = Oh snap

For those of you who ever saw the running of the bulls and thought, "Yes, this is all well and good, but I feel like this could all be a little more . . . fiery." Well, terrible idea. Turns out there's an offshoot of the running of the bulls in a festival in Spain where they add flaming balls of wax to the bulls' horns. Guess how well that turned out? (Hint: HOLY SHIT! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!)

The mayor of Navajas, population 730, said emergency services in his town were unable to save the life of the 45-year-old man whose name was withheld. Jose Vicente Torres said the accident happened when the man, who had traveled from Alboraia, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) to the south, tripped just as the bull was released.

Torres said the bull charged the man, gored him and then stamped on his head, causing him "irreversible injuries." He said he had offered his condolences to the man's family, but would not cancel similar events scheduled for early Sunday. 

So yeah, in case you're wondering, pissing off a giant animal, setting it on fire, and then unleashing it on a bunch of idiots (I'm sorry, but anyone willing to stand in front of a charging flaming bull is kind of an idiot) is the worst idea ever.