# Put a table* at the bottom of a page?

In a two column document in LaTeX, is there any way to put a table* (a table spanning both columns) at the bottom of the page? The obvious doesn't work:

\begin{table*}[b]   % b!, hb, hb!, etc. doesn't work either
%... a wide table
\end{table*}

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(I just learned about this recently:) This can be solved by loading the stfloats package and specifying a figure placement of [bp] as usual. (The p should always be included in case the bottom placement can never be achieved.)