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Milk Experiment #47: Vlad's Amazing Discovery

From: hei...@u...
To: danfuzz@milk.com
Subject: I have a very funny question....
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 14:02:42 -0600

A friend of mine asked me to find out something from you....
How in the world did we find out we could milk cows?  And who did it
first??
Weird questions, I know, but if you could answer anything back, that would
be wonderful....
Heidi
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From: Dan Bornstein <danfuzz@milk.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 14:46:38 -0800
To: hei...@u...
Subject: Re: I have a very funny question....

>How in the world did we find out we could milk cows? And who did it
>first??

In the year 1286, in a small town near what is now the city of Kherson,
Ukraine, along the Dnieper River, a man whose name the history books record
as Vladimir Mylchenko made an amazing discovery, with a little aid from his
progeny. He was a simple cattle rancher and provided well for his family,
but his daughter Natasha was always complaining that with just water and
beet juice to choose from, her beverage options were a bit bland. (She was
too young to drink vodka.) Well, on that fateful day, Vlad noticed that the
calves were apparently enjoying their mom's nourishment especially much and
decided to see if little Natasha might find that weird white stuff a bit
more palatable than her other two choices. And boy did she ever! As an
adult, she decided that no child should suffer as she did, and so she took
it upon herself to wander the earth teaching everyone she met about the
joys of milk.

-dan