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Running of the Bulls, Pamplona
Thousands flock to the Spanish city of Pamplona each summer to participate in the most famous running-of-the-bulls festival on earth, part of a seven-day fete made iconic in Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises." Hemingway, with his elegantly spare prose and numerous pet cats, is mom-approved. Spanish bull runs, during which throngs of steel-hearted sprinters run through the streets followed by a herd of angry animals, is not. The Pamplona City Council reports that 14 people have lost their lives in the running of the bulls since 1924, and roughly 200 to 300 participants are injured annually. If you must take Mom, stay safely on the sidelines lest you reduce her to fits of parental anxiety.