The Gist: Toystory the bull, and Felix Salmon on whining banks.

This Bull Sired a Record Number of Dairy Cow Offspring. How’d He, Um, Do It?

This Bull Sired a Record Number of Dairy Cow Offspring. How’d He, Um, Do It?

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Jan. 16 2015 7:43 PM

Bull in a Vagina Shop

More than you ever wanted to know about putting an artificial vagina on the erect penis of a 2,000-pound bull.

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How cows make love. (Hint: There is no love.)

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by J R/Flickr.

Listen to Episode 176 of Slate’s The Gist:

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When it comes to international monetary shockers, you’d be remiss to dismiss the Swiss. Today on The Gist, Felix Salmon from Fusion explains the currency flux in Switzerland. You can hear more from Felix on the Slate Money podcast.

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Plus, University of Wisconsin professor John Parrish explains what Toystory the bull’s life was really like.

For the Spiel, in a commitment to fairness, Mike sticks up for kidnappers.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.