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Guy Who Wrote Book on Surviving Running of the Bulls Gets Gored

A Chicago author who co-wrote the book “How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona” was gored Wednesday morning during the Pamplona bull run, the festival’s website reports.

Bill Hillman, 32, tripped and fell while participating in the third run of the weeklong San Fermin festival. The bull, the heaviest of the six animals released, gored him twice in the right thigh. Hillman, who has been running in the festival for over a decade, is said to be in a stable condition. Full story. Time.com

I do not understand why anyone would want to run with the bulls in Pamplona, do you?

Parting Shot: That’s bull

An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull looks at a pink capote during a bullfight of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 7, 2013. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part on some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises.”

PAMPLONA, Spain – Several thousand thrill-seekers tested their bravery Sunday by dashing alongside six fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona on the first day of the running of the bulls.

Despite a large crowd of participants because the run coincided with a weekend, only four people were treated for injuries and no one was gored, officials said.

Thinking about adding “and no one was gored,” to all future Facebook status updates. Have you ever desired to run with the bulls?

Don’t Stumble When You Run w/Bulls

A Running of the Bulls participate stumbles as charging bulls close in behind him Saturday in Cave Creek, Ariz. Over 1,000 thrill seekers experienced an adrenaline rush of a life time by running a quarter mile in front of forty 1,500 lbs. raging bulls during the 4th Running of the Bulls in America. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

Question: What animals do you run with?

APhoto Of The Day — 7/6.10

A woman is sprayed with wine during the ‘Chupinazo’, the official opening of the 2010  San  Fermin fiestas in Pamplona,  Spain, earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Top Cutlines:

  • 1. Not on my teeth, I just had them whitened!
  • 2. Always red with a good piece of meat!
  • 3. Participants in the running of the bulls, dowse themselves in a powerful cow pheromone before the start of the race.

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