Mexico's 'Exploding Hammer' festival goes off with a BANG!

The small Mexican town of San Juan de la Vega celebrated its bizarre annual festival of exploding sledgehammers on Tuesday. Festival participants attach a mixture of Sulphur and chlorate to the end of sledge hammers, which they then smash against rail beams, exploding the substance into huge clouds of smoke. The festival is devoted to St. John the Baptist and the town's namesake, San Juan de... Еще la Vega, who is believed to have been caught up in a feud with some bandits who stole his gold. Legend has it that St. John the Baptist assisted de la Vega in getting it back, and he afterwards became a «Mexican Robin Hood» of sorts.

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