Oil

Oil

Update: 2023-12-12
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Oil: it's a ubiquitous substance humans have been relying on for longer than you might think. We cook with it, we moisturize with it, we run machines with it - it keeps slipping into places we least expect to find it, for good and for ill... 

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[The Gauntlet]

Original Crisco oil plant

Company that produces Crisco

Process to turn liquid oil into solid

Fair Packaging and Labeling Act decade

Upton Sinclair book

Two oils in modern Crisco

Kream Krisp vs. Crisco

[Trivia Question]

Value of Spanish extra virgin olive oil stolen in August 2023

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/19/olive-oil-prices-surge-over-100percent-leading-to-cooking-oil-thefts.html

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/spanish-police-seize-74-tonnes-stolen-olives-amid-soaring-prices-2023-10-06/

[Fact Off]

Russell Martin Bliss contaminated Times Beach, Missouri with waste oil to stop dust

Using human/animal hair to adsorb oil spills

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3298/7/7/52

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2213343715000330

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980424032349.htm

https://time.com/6262631/philippines-oil-spill-cleanup-hair/

[Ask the Science Couch]

Saturated/unsaturated fat chemistry and how they influence bloodstream lipids

https://bio.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Introductory_and_General_Biology/Book%3A_General_Biology_(Boundless)/03%3A_Biological_Macromolecules/3.03%3A_Lipid_Molecules_-_Introduction#

https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/how-its-made-cholesterol-production-in-your-body

https://openheart.bmj.com/content/5/2/e000871

[Butt One More Thing]

Mineral oil used as a lubricant laxative

https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/laxative-oral-route/before-using/drg-20070683?p=1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2804525/

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ID19619055

Used to live near Times Beach and drive by it all the time. It was super creepy.

Dec 17th
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