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Seven percent of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

That's the finding from a survey conducted in April by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, which asked more than 1,000 adults 18 and over where they thought chocolate milk came from.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Americans-Think-Chocolate-Milk-Comes-From-Brown-Cows-Survey-Says-428698283.html
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What about spotted milk... er, spotted cows, I mean?
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Seven percent of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

That's the finding from a survey conducted in April by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, which asked more than 1,000 adults 18 and over where they thought chocolate milk came from.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Americans-Think-Chocolate-Milk-Comes-From-Brown-Cows-Survey-Says-428698283.html
At least they didn't think it came from cow manure.

IIRC, the Vedas discuss this question.

And unfortunately the number isn't surprising at all.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2017, 12:50:59 PM by ialmisry »
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I am hoping they answered thus as a lark...and don't truly believe that.
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What about skim milk?  Do they think it came from the skinny cows in Joseph's Pharaoh's dream? :P

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this entire thread contains too many instances of the word 'think'

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I am hoping they answered thus as a lark...and don't truly believe that.
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that was my reaction...they answered that as a joke.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2017, 02:50:15 PM by Tallitot »
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this entire thread contains too many instances of the word 'think'

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What about skim milk?  Do they think it came from the skinny cows in Joseph's Pharaoh's dream? :P

Ooh very funny.
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What about skim milk?  Do they think it came from the skinny cows in Joseph's Pharaoh's dream? :P

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What's  wrong with 93 percent of Americans, that they don't realize that chocolate milk does come from brown cows, it's just that the milk becomes chocolatey after it leaves the cow?

Same thing with salted beef jerky. It comes from cows, but the salt gets added later.

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What's  wrong with 93 percent of Americans, that they don't realize that chocolate milk does come from brown cows, it's just that the milk becomes chocolatey after it leaves the cow?

Same thing with salted beef jerky. It comes from cows, but the salt gets added later.

"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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You mean it doesn't?  :o
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You mean it doesn't?  :o

Finally the OC.netter brave enough to say it.
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I always find these surveys interesting. I often wonder if because the question is so stupid, people intentionally troll the questioner. But this idea is always tested when I step outside.
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The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.

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Was this a phone survey?  If so, those 1000 people are those that:
1) Have a landline
2) Answer strange calls (assuming they have caller ID)
3) Continue talking with a person once it's established that a survey is being performed

The result is not that surprising.
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It reminds me a story with my sister, when she was a child. She was spending summer in a holiday resort in a small village, and her mother wanted to buy milk directly from the farmer having a cow. She protested then: "I don't want milk from a cow, I want milk from a shop!".
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