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Burning Questions: Why do we drink cows' milk and has anyone ever cried over spilling it?
TODAY we’re looking to cream off some of your knowledge to solve a couple of milk-related burning questions.
For one thing, why do you think we drink cows’ milk?
Humans are very weird when it comes to milk. We are the only species that drinks another species' milk and also the only species that continues drinking milk after we’ve finished breastfeeding.
So why is it that we put cattle juice in our tea and coffee as well as pour it over our breakfast cereal?
Why do we mainly drink milk from cows? Why not milk from other animals?
What possessed the first ever person who squeezed a cow’s udders and decided to drink what came out?
Secondly, what do you know about the origin of the phrase ‘no use crying over spilt milk’? Who first said or wrote this and why would anyone ever cry about spilling milk anyway?
If you have any wisdom on these subjects please share it in the comments box below.
Our Burning Questions feature aims to settle some of life’s perennial arguments and answer some of its little mysteries with readers’ collective knowledge.
We’d love your suggestions for arguments and questions to cover. What are the things that make you go hmmm? Add your comments below or email us
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