Battle of the Oranges in North Italy

Thousands of people gather each year in Ivrea, near Turin, for the largest food fight in Italy. According to a popular account, the festival’s origins lie in the overthrow of a tyrant in the Middle Ages – instead of the sword and crossbow, however, the weapon of choice is the orange. Photos: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images, Stefano Rellandini/Reuters. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Let the Battle Begin

A small boat, bottom, from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Steve Irwin, left top, chases down the Japanese harpoon vessel Yushin Maru No. 2 in a confrontation between the whalers and anti-whaling activists in the Antarctica Sea. (Billy Danger/Sea Shepherd) Click image to zoom.

Photo of the Day: Battle Royale

Vultures battle for a cow carcass as they feed at a vulture restaurant in Nawalparasi, southwest of Kathmandu. The restaurant, established in 2006 to provide a place where vultures can feed healthily, aims to boost the population of wild vultures which are considered an endangered species in Nepal. (Reuters)

Battle of the Beauties: Dolphins and Bucs Cheerleaders Face Off in Boca

They usually cheer from the sidelines, but on Sunday, Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders took the field — well, the beach at Spanish River Park — to compete in volleyball, tug of war, flag football and on an obstacle coarse.

The event kicked off a week of activities for the Battle of Florida game on Saturday featuring former FAU and UM coach Howard Schnellenberger coaching his South team against former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden’s North squad.

This is a view of the cheerleaders with which fans are most familiar: The Buccaneers’ cheerleaders entertain the crowd during a September game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. (Margaret Bowles/Associated Press) Continue reading »