I know what you’re thinking—these men must be hardened, depraved criminals to be sentenced to such a cruel and unusual punishment. Well looks like the joke’s on you—they paid money to do this! Voluntarily! (Hospital expenses not included.)

Here’s this year’s Running of the Idiots (at the Pamplona Running of the Bulls):

Guess how it worked out for them? Not very well!

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