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The Miracle of Birth at the Minnesota State Fair

6:55 PM, Aug 26, 2008 • By KARI BARBIC
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According to http://www.slate.com/id/2198632/entry/2198633/ target=_blank>this Slate piece, those people arriving early to next week's Republican National Convention have a special treat waiting for them at the Minnesota State Fair. This year's fair features a new Miracle of Birth Center where visitors may witness the miracle from the comfort of the bleachers--cow births, not human. (Just to be clear.) The fair is making this an educational and comfortable experience for visitors as well as a safe and dignified experience for the livestock by instructing volunteers with specific protocol for the births. Don't worry: Should any emergencies occur, volunteers have been instructed to move the animals to a curtained area so as to not "freak people out."