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It's game time! Milk edition!

Here's how it works: I will list 19 different facts about milk, along with 1 false "fact." Your job is to determine which fact is fake. The first person to ymail me with the false fact will win 200k. Please only one guess per person, and NO using side accounts. If I catch you using more than one account, and your answer was correct, your answer will be disregarded. Once somebody wins I will make a post on the BBS so you guys don't go around telling people false facts about precious milk!

Happy National Milk Day!

1.) Water content in milk accounts for 85 percent - 95 percent of the total volume.

2.) It takes 170,000 cows to produce milk annually for Pizza Hut cheese. That's more cows than there are people living in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

3.) All 50 states in the United States have dairy farms.

4.) The yellow tint that you see when you look at butter is from the bets-carotene found in the grass that cows eat.

5.) Historians believe that milk started to be used as a beverage over 10,000 years ago.

6.) A cow udder holds between 25 and 50 pounds of pure milk.

7.) On average, a cow gives about 90 glasses of milk a day, or 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.

8.) In 1856, a French scientist named Louis Pasteur discovered that heating liquids to high temperatures kills bacteria. This process is called pasteurization, and it protects the purity and flavors of milk.

9.) Milk tends to stay fresh for 7-10 days after the expiration date. This applies to milk kept at 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit.

10.) It takes about 30 cups of milk to make 1 pound of butter.

11.) In 1999, the top dairy company was Kraft located in Glenview, Illinois.

12.) In Canada milk comes in bags. Many Canadian grocery stores sell both cartons and bagged milk.

13.) Holsteins are the black and white cows. Holsteins are used because they give a lot of milk. Jerseys are the brown cows. Jerseys give less milk but more cream.

14.) The creamiest part of milk comes out towards the end of the milking. Since the creamier part of milk is lighter, it floats to the top making it easier to separate.

15.) About 60% of adults are lactose intolerant.

16.) Milk was named Montana's official state beverage on November 2, 2002.

17.) For one gallon of ice cream, you need about 12 gallons of milk.

18.) Queen Elizabeth II drinks raw milk everyday from cows raised on her estate.

19.) Milk and milk products are thought to help tooth decay.

20.) The first cow in America arrived in Jamestown colony in 1611.

Thank you all for playing! Hopefully you have learned something new about milk on this special day! Remember to check BBS for the correct answer.


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