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Despite Protest, College Plans To Slaughter, Serve Farm's Beloved Oxen

A Vermont college's decision to slaughter two oxen after one suffered an injury has sparked some serious debate. The college cited sustainability as one of its reasons, but some students and animal rights advocates say it's just not right to serve Bill and Lou for dinner.

The Strangely True Tale Of Johnny Appleseed

He's legend now, but the man was as odd as his myth. Long-haired, barefoot and nature-loving, John Chapman traveled the Midwest in the early 1800s planting trees and creating orchards for future settlers.

This Candy Is From Heaven (But Don't Eat It)

Maybe it's because Halloween is right around the corner, but when we saw this image, our first thought was nougat, a confection that's been around for centuries. But what we're looking at is a lot older — and more heavenly.

Record-Breaking Bratwurst Story Has A Twist

A feud is under way between two Wisconsin towns over which of them grilled the biggest bratwurst.
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We consider the history -- and future -- of the cocktail and how what we imbibe says about our culture and others.