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Swedes Love Their Milk… and China is Allergic

Thursday 11.15.2012 , Posted by
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This just in: swedes love their milk… big time. This map made a splash on Reddit recently when it was pointed out that there is some serious love for the white beverage in the northern european country, as well as its neighbor Finland, the Netherlands, Greece and Switzerland. Ranking low on this map: China.

The second map here shows the likely reason: China has seriously high 92% of their population which is allergic to lactose. Sweden on the other hand? A very low 4% report being allergic. Very interesting.

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Global lactose intolerance (via chr-hansen)

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Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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