Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Quiz

In the 1960s in Australia and possibly around the world, one pint milk bottles being returned for cleaning and re-use were appearing with a whole boiled eggs in them, much to the annoyance of the milk dairies .

Why would this be so?


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  1. Andrew, I don't know..... I need somebody to help me

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    1. No, it is very hard for you Gosia.

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  2. Guilty did this once or twice.
    Merle..........

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    1. Merle, why? Where did you learn about this?

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    2. Not sure to long ago but think it was in science at school.
      Merle................

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  3. Have I clicked on a parallel universe

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  4. I have no memory of this but as I was totally turned off milk by the warm examples we had to drink at morning tea time in school I suspect my mind switched off milk altogether.

    Furthermore we lived in a flat and did not take home delivered milk.

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    1. I also remember the horrible milk in the middle 1950s, but families were so grateful that their children got milk, most children drank it. I did not.

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    2. Victor and Hels, warm school milk was vile. Can you imagine children being made to drink it now?

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  5. Do I detect the hand of Professor Julius Sumner Miller? And Victor is right. The warm, congealed milk we were condemned to drink at school produces a milk phobia which lasted a very long time.

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    1. EC, quite correct. Check tomorrow's post. I also hated the way the cream would rise to the top and even if shaken, there would still be a greasy line at the top.

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  6. EC got it. Professor Julius Sumner-Miller showed kids how to do this on his "Why is It So?" TV program about physics. I never thought to try it myself.

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    1. That's it River. I remember it being done in school at the end of a term and no-one thought to throw the bottle away. It was not nice when school returned two weeks later.

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  7. Vaguely remember this in a science lesson. Everyone says they didn't like the milk. I must have been the odd one out because I liked it. I don't remember it being warm. We had it under the big shady trees in the playground.

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    1. Diane, I bet there aren't too many schools now with big shady trees. The space is needed for portable classrooms.

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  8. I knew about this school science experiment but didn't know of the fad.

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    1. Mitchell, it was such great fun for kids to watch. "Do it again, Sir".

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  9. Bet the milkmen really loved this one :)

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    1. Grace, the bottle washer certainly did not.

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