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Comment: Hormones in dairy? (Score 5, Interesting) 298

Dutch people ale avid milk drinkers and meat eaters. The average height of Dutch people has increased significantly over the past generations since WW-II, coinciding with the increasing availability of dairy products (there's been a surplus, referred to as 'The Milk Puddle' and the 'Butter Mountain') and cheaper meat ('Kilo Crackers' and 'Poof Chickens'). In the 60s and 70s there were elaborate national media campaigns to encourage milk consumption. Milk was even distributed for free by elementary schools in the 70s and early 80s. The use of growth hormone in dairy cattle is forbidden. Yet, it leaves me wondering whether there's a relation between hormones, dairy intake and increased height of Dutch people over the generations.

Comment: Re:Bad marketing (Score 1) 181

by De_Boswachter (#49193999) Attached to: Musician Releases Album of Music To Code By
Thanks, Anonymous Coward #1 and Anonymous Coward #2. And apologies. I shoudl have scrolled down the page a bit more, rather than jump directly to the store and try find it there. These 'Web 2.0' and HTML5 things have rendered my spoilt brain pretty much dyxlectic for retro, 1993-style hypertext content.

Civilization, as we know it, will end sometime this evening. See SYSNOTE tomorrow for more information.