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Have a Food Fight

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A food fight is a form of chaotic collective behavior, in which food is thrown at others in the manner of projectiles. These projectiles are not made to harm or damage others, but to simply ignite a fight filled with spontaneous food throwing. Food fights may be impromptu examples of rebellion or violence; however, they can also be planned events. For example, La Tomatina is a regularly held, organized Spanish food fight in which participants pelt each other with tomatoes. In organized food fights, the food "weapons" are usually all of one kind, or of a limited variety. An impromptu food fight will use whatever food is on hand.

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 behavior. One famous food fight scene in a movie took place in National Lampoon's Animal House. Another took place in Hook.

Though usually associated with juvenile settings such as schools, there are notable incidents that take place in more official locations, such as the food fight at a lunch meeting of the Legislative Yuan of Taiwan. In Europe, some food fights evolved into traditional celebrations rooted either in the recent past such as the Spanish La Tomatina or in long-gone centuries such as the Battaglia delle arance during the Carnival of Ivrea in Italy.

The Jerry Springer Show is well known for using food fights in certain episodes that involve a guest wanting to confront their friend or relative on a holiday special or trying to stop a wedding.

 

Success stories

Elizabeth Carnot

Dec 07 at 17:54 pm
the highschool days in the cafeteria. it was a fun food fight.

Jennifer CM

Oct 16 at 23:47 pm
-hhh

Reilly Smith

Jun 07 at 00:45 am
Last day of 8th grade

Nivea Moore

Apr 27 at 01:40 am
it al started as a joke but ened in a huge mess with angry people

Nicole Schwuchow

Mar 06 at 03:47 am
young womens

Rowan Savage

Feb 19 at 12:21 pm
With Andrew Meeding in Stellenbosch at a medieval party!

Nahdi Easter

Jan 02 at 18:15 pm
pretty Sure I have had a food fight way before this. me and my friends were sitting at the table and throwing food at eachother. no one said anything and we didn't get in trouble for it either.