If I told you that the creamy white goodness youâ€™ve loved since infancy was used in the making of your Aunt Susieâ€™s new sweater, would you believe me? Well, thatâ€™s just one of several weird facts you probably didnâ€™t know about one of our nationâ€™s most loved beverages. The facts below will probably leave you shaking your head in disbelief.
Farmers add tallow to their animal feed to give their cows more energy. What is tallow? Itâ€™s the rendered fat of dead animalsâ€¦including cattle. Yes, you read that right. Cow cannibalsâ€”who would have thought it?
Listening to slow songs, like Lou Reedâ€™s â€œPerfect Dayâ€, puts cows â€œin the moodâ€. To make milk, that is.
Casein, a protein extracted from dried milk, can be spun into yarn to make clothes. If a new mother gives birth to a boy, her breast milk will contain 35% more fat.
Selling breast milk online has become increasingly popular. Some women make as much as $2.50 per ounce.
Ever wonderd why milk is always located in the back of a store? Thatâ€™s because storeowners want to tempt you with other goodies you pass along the way to the freezer section. More temptation=more impulse buying.
Newborn human babies can secrete milk from their nipples, known as â€œwitchâ€™s milkâ€, starting three days after birth and sometimes lasting up to two weeks.