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Oobah Butler created an imaginary London restaurant, The Shed at Dulwich, which he successfully got verified on TripAdvisor after providing a phone number, address and website for the eatery. It soon became one of the city's top-rated restaurants. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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How A Fake Restaurant Became London's Top Spot On TripAdvisor

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Researchers point to a number of causes for dwindling farmworkers: tighter border controls; higher prices charged by smugglers; well-paying construction jobs and a growing middle-class in Mexico that doesn't want to pick vegetables for Americans. Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Risks To Farmworkers Increase As Workforce Ages

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Patrick Quade launched iwaspoisoned.com after he visited a deli and later became ill. Today, his site contains more than 75,000 food-borne sickness reports from 90 countries and 46 U.S. states. Garvey Rich hide caption

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Chef Massimo Bottura creates a meal from Thanksgiving leftovers in NPR's kitchen. "The leftover is a big problem if you don't have a vision, if you don't have the knowledge of what you can do," he says. Above, he checks the breadcrumbs to make sure they're dry and fine enough to turn into a pasta called passatelli. Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Less Waste, More Taste: A Master Chef Reimagines Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Dishwashers have come a long way since this 1921 model, which was designed mainly to help minimize the drudgery of housework. But today's sleek models are also designed with water conservation in mind. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mexican long-tongued bat is one of the species that pollinates agave, but its ecosystem is being disrupted by large-scale, cheaper methods of making tequila. Merlin Tuttle/Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation hide caption

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Bats And Tequila: A Once Boo-tiful Relationship Cursed By Growing Demands

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In the last 13 years of Queen Victoria's life, she spent a great deal of time with Abdul Karim, who came from India initially to wait on the queen's table, but soon became part of her inner circle. And despite all opposition, Victoria and Karim curried on. Alexander Bassano/Spencer Arnold/Getty Images hide caption

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Bob Scott, a weed scientist at the University of Arkansas, says he wishes more testing could have been done on the new dicamba formulations, but "the product was not made available to us." Dan Charles/ NPR hide caption

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Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble For Weedkiller Dicamba

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Food allergies are tricky to diagnose, and many kids can outgrow them, too. A test called an oral food challenge is the gold standard to rule out an allergy. It's performed under medical supervision. Michelle Kondrich for NPR hide caption

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This Test Can Determine Whether You've Outgrown A Food Allergy

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United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta at the Delano grape workers strike in Delano, Calif., 1966. The strike set in motion the modern farmworkers movement. Jon Lewis/Courtesy of LeRoy Chatfield hide caption

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For the first time, scientists have carefully analyzed all the critters in a kitchen sponge. There turns out to be a huge number. Despite recent news reports, there is something you can do about it. Joy Ho for NPR hide caption

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So Your Kitchen Sponge Is A Bacteria Hotbed. Here's What To Do

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In the 1950s, the poultry industry began dunking birds in antibiotic baths. It was supposed to keep meat fresher and healthier. That's not what happened, as Maryn McKenna recounts in her new book. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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