#39: Burning Man
There is often a lot of confusion surrounding the name Burning Man. People are often puzzled as to whether or not it is a festival dedicated to burning things, considering that the name of the festival is Burning Man.
Well, at each Burning Man there is a wooden effigy that is usually in the shape of a man. It is usually built for the festival and then burned down as a symbol of sticking it to the man and successfully creating a counter-culture. It is done with the fire brigade on hand, so at least they are safe about doing it.