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World's Wackiest Festivals

Cultural traditions that make the least sense often make for the best festivals. Here are the wackiest -- and most fun -- festivals we could find.

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The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival held in Boryeong, a town south of Seoul, South Korea to promote the medicinal and cosmetic qualities of town’s mud. The 2-week festival includes a mud pool, mud slides, mud prison, mud-skiing competitions and a market that sells cosmetics made from the mud.

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