These kinds of issues usually make me angry beyond belief, since they reveal just how ignorant a large sector of American society is and has always been. But on this particular issue, I also find it somewhat amusing, since it reminds me of something that happened to me, a long, long time ago.
When I was five years old, my kindergarten class was taken to the local university’s agriculture college, where most of us city kids were exposed to farm animals for the very first time. I still have vague memories of this day. Anyway, when we entered the cow barn, I raised my hand and asked, “Which cow gives the chocolate milk?” Of course, everyone started laughing at me, including my fellow students. But like most kids at that age, I was embarrassed for a moment and then moved on.
The next day, my parents found out that I had made the local newspaper, one that no longer exists. I still have that old paper clipping somewhere in my files.
But I was five years old at the time, not a full grown adult. Oh well, in some ways, it makes sense that seven percent of adult Americans think cows can naturally produce chocolate milk. I mean a lot more than seven percent of them believe they are “exceptional”, so why wouldn’t they also believe a cow can produce Bosco?
Shut the front door! 7 Percent of Americans think brown cows produce chocolate milk
(Natural News) Making chocolate milk is easy. All you need to do is mix chocolate powder with regular milk, add some cocoa and sugar, and then you get to enjoy your drink. However, several million people say you don’t need ingredients at all — you get your flavorful chocolate milk treat straight from the cow itself. Apparently, seven percent of American adults — yes, adults, not little toddlers who think that the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus are real — believe that brown cows make chocolate milk. And no, this is not a joke. There are people who believe in the existence of magical cows from whose udders gush Ovaltine.
An online survey from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy showed that around 16.4 million Americans — a population as big as the state of Pennsylvania — have no knowledge about the food ecosystem…
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