Ringing in the New Year in Spain requires eating a dozen grapes and wearing a very specific kind of undergarment. Jeff Koehler hide caption

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The bubbles in champagne tickle the tongue and transfer wonderful aromas to the nose. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Commentator Bonny Wolf expects Asian cuisine such as kimchi fried rice to become even more popular in 2013. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Kathy Del Tonto (far right) participates in a class that teaches school cafeteria workers how to prepare meals from scratch. LiveWell Colorado hide caption

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Thousands of years ago, a mutation in the human genome allowed many adults to digest lactose and drink milk. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Workers pose for a photo at the Hoboken de Bie & Co. gin distillery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, circa 1900. By the end of the 19th century, cocktail culture had helped make gin a more respectable spirit. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Amanda Cohen is the chef-owner of Dirt Candy, a vegetable-focused restaurant in New York City. Clarkson Potter hide caption

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Visitors to one Kansas City hospital will no longer be able to buy a Big Mac on the premises. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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