Battling bratwursts, old cheese make news in ’12
40-year-old block of cheddar sells for $10 an ounce
MADISON, Wis. — When it comes to odd news in Wisconsin in 2012, there has been no shortage.
Those stories include: a fundraising pony, a criminal with the name Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop and a uniquely Wisconsin feud pitting town vs. town over which the biggest bratwurst.
There were also stories that could only come from Wisconsin like the discovery of a 40-year-old block of cheddar that eventually sold for $10 an ounce.
This year saw a candidate for U.S. Senate using a piglet named Mr. Favors on the campaign trail, a miniature pony that raised money for the Salvation Army and mysterious booms in Clintonville later blamed on a rash of small earthquakes.