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Stop Refrigerating Your Butter

Do you keep your butter in the refrigerator? You do? Stop it. Stop it right this second. You’re ruining your butter experience and making your toast taste like failure. Let me tell you why.


If You Drink Milk And Don't Get Sick, You're A Mutant

Milk is full of a sugar called lactose, which needs a special enzyme called lactase to break it down. But children used to stop producing the enzyme around the age of 4 or 5 — and those of us who still make it are, in fact, mutants.


How To Keep Milk From Spoiling Without Refrigeration

For centuries, before refrigeration, an old Russian practice was to drop a frog into a bucket of milk to keep the milk from spoiling. In modern times, many believed that this was nothing more than an old wives’ tale. But researchers at Moscow State University, led by organic chemist Dr. Albert Lebedev, have shown that there could be some benefit to doing this, though of course in the end you’ll be drinking milk that a frog was in.


Competitive Dairy Tasting Is A Thing That Exists

So this is the situation. Human tastings are a crucial component in milk safety evaluations and by extension the dairy industry as a whole. So the Future Farmers of America (FFA) have an event called the Milk Quality and Products Career Development. A big part of it is a milk tasting contest for high school students, and the competitors go big.


These Fur Coats Are Made Entirely Of Human Chest Hair Because... Milk?

If you were an advertising executive tasked with selling chocolate milk, what approach would you take? Fun cartoon characters? Promoting the health benefits of calcium? Touting its delicious taste? Wrong, wrong, wrong. The right answer is to commission the creation of a fur coat hand-woven from over a million strands of male chest hair. Because nothing pairs better with food than human hairs.


The Heifer Jug Reminds You What You're Pouring On Your Cereal

Jugs! There, I got your attention. But, similar to the spate of twee tea infusers of late, a gimmicky milk jug is a great thing. This one, which features udders, will never let you forget what you’re actually pouring voer your cereal: 2 per cent cow juice.


Robo-Milker Treats Teats Tenderly

Milking one cow is a relatively quick and easy process; milking a herd is an all-day job. The new MIone auto-milking system, however, takes the drudgery out of udder extraction with mechanisation.


You Shouldn't Put Water On Your Cereal, Says Science

Researchers from Pontificia University Católica in Santiago, Chile, have determined with cold hard science that milk definitively superior to water, as far as cereal liquids go.


What Will Kevin Rose Do At Google?

Kevin Rose is Google’s newest employee. If you don’t know Kevin Rose, he’s the mastermind behind the rise (and fall) of the social news site, Digg. But for the last year, he’s been wrapped up in Milk, a mobile app incubator that has hatched a grand total of one app: the now-defunct social review app Oink. This raises the question: what is Rose going to do for Google?


These Women Are Wearing Clothes Made Of Real Milk

I’m having a hard time believing this, but these women are wearing clothes actually made with real milk. Yes, the liquid white stuff. The milk fabric was created by 28-year-old German biologist and fashion designer Anke Domaske.


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