Chefs cook vegetables that will be added to a giant, 7-foot-wide platter of paella. The dish, made from produce diverted from the dump, was served up as part of a free feast for 5,000 in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to raise awareness about food waste. Morgan McCloy/NPR hide caption

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The Ingenues, an all-girl band and vaudeville act, serenade the cows in the University of Wisconsin, Madison's dairy barn in 1930. The show was apparently part of an experiment to see whether the soothing strains of music boosted the cows' milk production. Angus B. McVicar/Wisconsin Historical Society hide caption

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From Aztecs To Oscars: Popcorn's Beautiful, Explosive Journey

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Morrie Fisher drinks at Mawson Station, an Australian base in East Antarctica, in 1957. Apparently, these sorts of amusements tend to pop up when you're bored in a barren landscape. Courtesy of the Australian Antarctic Division hide caption

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Food As Punishment: Giving U.S. Inmates 'The Loaf' Persists

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Ricker's grilled eggplant salad with egg and dried shrimp. Austin Bush hide caption

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How A Portland Cook Became A 'Proud Copycat' Of Thai Food

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