Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy. If you do the math, that works out to 16.4 million misinformed, milk-drinking people. The equivalent of the population of Pennsylvania (and then some!) does not know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa and sugar. But while the survey has attracted snorts and jeers from some corners — “um, guys, [milk] comes from cows — and not just the brown kind,” snarked Food & Wine — the most surprising thing about this figure may
Comments: I keep looking for the cows that make strawberry milkshakes. Must be the ones with pink nipples.
I bet these folks are a bit shy of the full compliment of basic knowledge in many arenas, might even think that they have been to 57 states with two to go. Might even think Austrians speak Austrian. Could possibly have difficulty grasping the whole silent letter thingy like in the word corpsman.
What I meant earlier, more directly, I think pollsters still don´t realize that those being polled might lie to them. Especially if they think the questions are stupid, or they think the poll is slanted against their views.
The funniest incident from, what I call a "city girl," I´ve encountered was a co-worker named Joan.
We were at break, and a lady we were munching with said she couldn´t eat dairy products, whilst munching on some sort of pastry.
My friend Joan said she wasn´t being truthful because of the pastry. I said, well, it´s probably that it wasn´t made with butter, but some sort of vegetable oil (given it was from a machine, I´m Sure it wasn´t butter!).
Joan said, "well, you know it had to have eggs in it!" I was completely dumbfounded. I said, ummmm, eggs aren´t dairy. She said, yes they are, they´re in the dairy section.
I gently informed her that eggs don´t come from cows.
Clearly "No Child Left Behind" left plenty in the dust. The education system in this country has failed children. Remember, to get a Certificate of Completion in order to work at Micky D´s, all you have to do it show up for 12 years.
I am a lifelong republican and when I was five years old, I though chocolate milk came from brown cows. Near my house are two large water towers and a friend, when he was young, thought one was cold water and the other was hot water. This goes back to the late 40´s and early 50´s. The only adults left who believe in Santa Claus are democrats.
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CNN severed ties with Jeffrey Lord on Thursday, hours after he ignited controversy by tweeting the words "Sieg Heil!" at a prominent liberal activist. "Nazi salutes are indefensible," a CNN spokesperson said in a statement. "Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network." Lord said his tweet was misunderstood. He said he was mocking fascists, not acting like one. "I love CNN, but I feel they are caving to bullies here," he said in a telephone interview shortly after the network´s decision was announced. Lord said his contract was set to expire at the end of the year. He said
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Dear John: You recently criticized the FBI for its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. I am a retired FBI agent and extremely proud of my career and service. I feel compelled to write. Former FBI Director James Comey’s statements, testimony and behavior are truly abhorrent. Comey admitted under oath before Congress that the bureau did not utilize a federal grand jury in the Hillary e-mail investigation. Furthermore, he testified that in his experience, when dealing with attorneys, you can obtain information easier and faster than via a federal grand jury. Never, I repeat never, in my 25-year career have I or any FBI agent
‘We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.” Such was President Trump’s statement Saturday on the violence in Charlottesville, Va.Really: That was it.Yet “many sides” didn’t drive a car into a crowd, an evident act of terrorism that killed Heather Heyer, 32, and hospitalized many more, with some still in critical condition. It shouldn’t be that hard to summon up a few Trumpian terms like “losers” and “really, really bad people” to describe the hundreds of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white supremacists and the like who descended on the