Fe up with the same old military parade, firemen’s ball and fireowkrs? We give you the Mât Incliné – hands down one of France’s zaniest Bastille Day revels. Held in Honfleur, Calvados, every July 14, the kooky challenge sees speedo-clad (for the most part) patriots run up a soap-lathered pole poised at a 30-degree angle over water. Pourqoui? We hear you ask. Why, to grab the flag at its tip, of course.