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  1. The Midburn Festival blaze

    Israeli ’Burning Man’ Torches Ancient Site

    They’re feeling the heat now. Revelers at Midburn, an annual Israeli sister festival to Burning Man, are under fire after accidentally damaging remnants of prehistoric man. When they set alight a built-to-burn wooden temple on a hill in the Negev desert, they failed to notice they’d placed it atop an archaeological site containing 150,000-year-old paleolithic remains. Organizers have apologized, citing their goal to “leave no trace,” but may be slapped with a police complaint — which could see next year’s plans go up in smoke.

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