This Christmas, a break from war.
If you’re good, he’ll break into your house and leave presents under a tree. If you’re not, he’ll supply you with valuable fossil fuels. But where did the man with the bag come from? Featuring St. Nicholas, Krampus, Jesus, and more. The gang’s all here.
The Guardian calls it “the most brutal sport on Earth”. The New York Times labeled it “a most dangerous game”, and Vice describes it as “equal parts ball game and bare-knuckle MMA”. For the people of Florence, it’s a yearly tradition.
Imagine: You’re standing in a large crowd of people, all cheering and screaming. You can’t quite make out what’s going on, but you can tell you’re looking at an open field and that fifty or so men on horseback are riding alongside the crowd of exuberant spectators who shout louder as they pass. Then, all […]