Would you still drink milk if cows were anthropomorphic?

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Tried a root beer float shortly after. First time having root beer... There's something wrong with you guys.
I usually prefer having root beer on its own, and not the float. Still pretty decent, but not my thing. Root beer is somewhat of an acquired taste, depending on what age you start drinking it. The earlier you drink it. the tastier it will be as you get older.

You're not the first non-American to call us crazy for drinking root beer. It was a medicine before becoming a common day carbonated drink. Most non-American's either don't have root beer or only used the medicinal variation.

 

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Is Orange Juice and Milk that big of a faux pas?

One of my favourite frozen treats as a child was this milk cream popsicle with an orange coat;

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If milk and orange juice together comes close to what I remember this tasting like, I'm down.
 
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So I think it may have just been here in Ireland but there was once a drink called "Smooth 'n' Juicy". It was milk and orange juice. Literally the only references to it I can find are old post on r/ireland. Apparently we have completely memory holed it as a nation but it was very real. There was a cartoon add with a cow and an orange dancing. The cow kept saying "smooth" and the orange kept saying "juicy"... Honestly independence might have been a mistake.

Edit:Jesus, turns out we have a history of this shit. Before Smooth 'n' Juicy there was another Orange Juice and milk concoction called "Frilk"; Fresh Orange Juice and Milk. The fuck is wrong with us?
Somebody already posted Cowey, which seems like it's the same thing but from Denmark, so I guess it isn't only Ireland.
 

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Hmmm...was going to post this before, but forgot.

What if cows were anthropomorphic because humanity evolved from cows? How would humans be different if they had come from being a quadruped herbivore?
 
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Hmmm...was going to post this before, but forgot.

What if cows were anthropomorphic because humanity evolved from cows? How would humans be different if they had come from being a quadruped herbivore?
You Maniacs!
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Anyway, a tough question to answer. Could be 'no different' assuming by 'humans' you mean creatures that look and act like us and that a vast enough span of time and evolution cycles existed between the two points. Now if you just mean intelligent bipeds that's another matter. Frankly, I'm having trouble envisioning how cows could ever evolve to use tools or form a society.
 

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Ok, yeah, it's a big question. But, just evolving from herbivores and quadrupeds, having eyes on the side of the head instead of facing forwards. Not being a predatory creature.
 

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Hmmm...was going to post this before, but forgot.

What if cows were anthropomorphic because humanity evolved from cows? How would humans be different if they had come from being a quadruped herbivore?
I think social structures would be very different if nothing else. Cows have a herd social structure and while humans are social, we're not social in that way and you'd probably have more communal societies.
 

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I don't think you can make a reasonable basis on the behavior of intelligent life evolved from cows based on the behavior of cows. After all, how much in common does the behavior of humans have in common with apes? Barely anything.
 

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I don't think you can make a reasonable basis on the behavior of intelligent life evolved from cows based on the behavior of cows. After all, how much in common does the behavior of humans have in common with apes? Barely anything.
Well, like chimpanzees, humans are pack animals, predatory, can be quite nasty.

But I was thinking more the behaviour if we'd evolved from animals with different body types. What TVs would we make if our eyes were on the sides o our head, instead of the front?
 

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Well, like chimpanzees, humans are pack animals, predatory, can be quite nasty.

But I was thinking more the behaviour if we'd evolved from animals with different body types. What TVs would we make if our eyes were on the sides o our head, instead of the front?
I wonder if you'd even be able to focus well enough on any one thing to perform complex tasks if your brain was adapted to constantly seeing two separate images. But supposing it was TVs would probably be the similar for a long time just because of how much more complicated anything else would make the technology. Maybe it would just be common practice to have a tv in each corner and sit in the middle watching both or something.
 

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Whatever, just wash your hands.
If cows were anthropomorphic, would they be fashion foward?

Appears so.
 
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