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WE all love Pan­cake Day.

But, to be hon­est, our cel­e­bra­tions to mark Shrove Tues­day, the last day be­fore Lent, are never the liveli­est in the world.

In New Or­leans, they do all that chick­en­shak­ing voodoo stuff out of James Bond.

And in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, the gays put on a big pa­rade where ev­ery­one wears ar­se­less chaps and gets off their tits on ec­stasy.

But the most fa­mous is in Brazil.

The Rio de Janeiro Car­ni­val is the big­gest in the world with more than two mil­lion peo­ple per day pil­ing on to the streets for the cel­e­bra­tion that goes all the way back to the 1700s.

The Brazil­ians take a day off from chop­ping down the Ama­zon for­est and mur­der­ing each other to dance about like dervishes. And the ladies get their busters out, too. One lo­cal said: “It is hard to dance with

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