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Manolo for the Men » Manliness http://manolomen.com Fashion and Lifestyle Advice for Men Sun, 02 Nov 2014 22:03:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.1 Manly Men Doing The Very Manly Thing http://manolomen.com/2011/02/18/manly-men-doing-the-very-manly-thing/ http://manolomen.com/2011/02/18/manly-men-doing-the-very-manly-thing/#comments Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:13:41 +0000 http://manolomen.com/?p=2115

Manolo says, it is all about the self-confidence.

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Great Moments in Manliness: Sledgehammer Fireworks http://manolomen.com/2011/01/08/great-moments-in-manliness-sledgehammer-fireworks/ http://manolomen.com/2011/01/08/great-moments-in-manliness-sledgehammer-fireworks/#comments Sat, 08 Jan 2011 20:15:58 +0000 http://manolomen.com/?p=2051

Manolo says, manly good fun in the Mexican town of San Juan de la Vega.

Every year on the Tuesday of Carnival (which fell on Feb 5th this year), the residents of San Juan de la Vega get together to “recreate” the great battle of their patron saint (San Juan de la Vega of cours) and the government. The story is that this Juan was a bit of a Robin Hood character and stole from the rich to give to the poor. During Carnival, there is a little bit of a recreation of the story of some thieves stealing gold, but not all making it out. The captured thieves are then offered up for a ransom that exceeds the amount of gold stolen. Money is collected, but apparently not all goes according to plan and there is the resulting battle with the government. This isn’t a small recreation though. Tons of potassium chloride and sulphur along with many thousands of people gather to set off these explosive hammers.

Mira! Explosives are placed on the railroad tracks to produce the spectacular Ferrocarril Atomico!

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