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Sweet Home Alabama (2010 Auburn Tree Poisoning Scandal)

Rachna’s stocking up on toilet paper for this week’s story. Alabama’s most adored pastime is college football, and its bitterest rivalry is between the University of Alabama and Auburn. For decades, Auburn would celebrate its wins by TPing the oak trees at an intersection downtown called Toomer’s Corner. So when those trees are poisoned in the dead of night after a victory against the University of Alabama, it’s not too hard to guess what side the perpetrator is on.

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