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Daily Digit: Eating this cheese might kill you

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Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at 3,200-year-old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb. Archaeologists found a strange white substance in broken jars in 2010 and suspected it was some type of food. After years of careful analysis, detailed in an article for Analytical Chemistry journal, they determined that it was cheese. The consistency was probably similar to chèvre — cheese made with goat’s milk — but with an acidic bite. Who wants to do a taste test?

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