Friday, May 30, 2014

Science is Cool: We're All Milk Drinking Mutants!

Well, except for the lactose-intolerant, I guess. But the rest of us? Mutants! Not a very exciting member of The X-Men though, is it? Milk Man!

If You Drink Milk and Don't Get Sick, You're a Mutant

Image from XOHappyEmo

Milk is full of a sugar called lactose, which needs a special enzyme called lactase to break it down. But children used to stop producing the enzyme around the age of 4 or 5—and those of us who still make it are, in fact, mutants. . .

Read more at: Gizmodo

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