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Sperm Oil

Bob Kirk reikirk at ksu.ksu.edu
Mon Dec 4 22:51:47 EST 1995

mfidelib at imap2.asu.edu writes:

>"Sperm oil" = oil isolated from sperm whale blubber.

>On 4 Dec 1995, Marco Duretto and Peter Neish wrote:

>> I was reading in Mabberly's Dictionary of plants that Jojoba oil is used as a
>> substitue for sperm oil.  Can anyone tell me what sperm oil is?

   Reminds me of the story (true) about when Greenpeace was having the Rainbow
Warrior refitted and they came to the gearbox (or nautical equivalent thereof)
and the old shipwright told them "That's whale oil, but you can't get it any-
more on account of them goddamned environmentalists."

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