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Citizens of Bunyol, Spain engage in the annual tomato-based food fight La Tomatina
Citizens of Bunyol, Spain engage in the annual tomato-based food fight La Tomatina

A food fight is a spontaneous form of chaotic collective behavior, in which food is thrown around a room, usually a cafeteria, in the manner of projectiles. It is usually started by one person, sometimes by accident. When it is not started by accident, the starter would normally scream "FOOD FIGHT!", and throw any food at hand to get things started. Those who participate in food fights in cafeteria settings are usually punished severely. Food fights are a common element in slapstick comedy, with the pie in the face gag being especially prominent. Food fights are frequently featured in children's television and books, usually as an example of destructive or reckless behaviour. It also seems to show some degree of coolness. Food fight may refer to: Food fight. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x683, 188 KB) Summary i found this image on flickr under creative commons, it is by Aaron Corey, http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x683, 188 KB) Summary i found this image on flickr under creative commons, it is by Aaron Corey, http://www. ... Buñol is a small-sized (112 km²) industrial and agricultural (Carob trees, almond trees, fruit trees, olive trees and grapes. ... La Tomatina La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain. ... The term collective behavior was first used by Robert E. Park, and employed definitively by Herbert Blumer, to refer to social processes and events which do not reflect existing social structure (laws, conventions, and institutions), but which emerge in a spontaneous way. ... One of a number of cafeterias at Electronic City campus, Infosys Technologies Ltd. ... A projectile is any object sent through space by the application of a force. ... For other uses, see Slapstick (disambiguation). ... Pieing is the act of throwing a pie at someone. ... Childrens television shows are television programs designed for and marketed to children, normally aired during the morning and afternoon hours, mainly before and after school. ... Basic Characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ...


One famous food fight scene in a movie took place in National Lampoon's Animal House. Another took place in Hook. However the food fight was named a 'Bangarang' in the Lost Boys terminology. Food fights are rare in real life settings, despite being extremely common plot points in media such as cartoons. Though usually associated with juvenile settings such as schools, there are notable incidents that take place in more refined locations, such as the food fight at a lunch meeting of the Legislative Yuan of Taiwan.[1] By extension the term food fight is often found in metaphorical reference to any verbal or political free-for-all, e.g. "Is [Barack] Obama’s desire to rise above partisanship the right attitude to take into a food fight with the GOP?" (Dick Morris, 2008 U.S. presidential election). In Europe some food fights evolved into traditional celebrations rooted either in recent past such as the spanish Tomatina or in long-gone centuries such as the Battaglia degli aranci during the Ivrea Carnival in Italy. National Lampoons Animal House is a 1978 comedy film in which a misfit group of fraternity boys take on the system at their college. ... Hook is a 1991 family action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... The Legislative Yuan building in Zhongzheng District, Taipei City (the view is partially obscured by the childrens hospital building of the National Taiwan University Hospital). ... “Barack” redirects here. ... GOP redirects here. ... Dick Morris (born November 28, 1948 in New York City) is an American political author, newspaper columnist, and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general political consultant. ... The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008, will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial president and vice president of the United States. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... La Tomatina La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain. ...


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Food fight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (154 words)
A food fight is a spontaneous form of chaotic collective behavior, in which food is thrown around a room, usually a cafeteria, in the manner of projectiles.
Those who participate in food fights in cafeteria settings are usually punished.
Though usually associated with juvenile settings such as schools, a notable incident in the Republic of China's Legislative Yuan saw a food fight occur at a lunch meeting in October 2004.
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