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La Tomatina 2014: Watch The Epic Spanish Tomato-Throwing Festival

Thousands gather in Spain for annual tomato-throwing fest 0:52

You say tomato. In Spain, they say tomate.

And in Bunol, Spain, it's time for the annual La Tomatina festival, the epic Iberian food fight that draws thousands of adventure-seekers and saucy Spaniards alike to partake in an hour of pulp-pelting, tomato-laced fun. It’s estimated that around 120,000 pounds of tomatoes (it's a fruit, not a vegetable) are tossed at this annual fiesta, which began in 1945.

Wish you were there? Grab a V8 and check out this year’s tomato-tossing action in the video above.

-Emily Christensen-Flowers and Lou Dubois