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Some of us will remember that Castrol oil was originally based on castor oil, hence the name. It has rather superior lubrication properties, and I wouldn't be surprised if ghee was similar. It also lubricates other things too, like digestive systems. Apparently in WW1 the castor oil lubricant of aero engines used to give pilots the runs, to counteract which they drank whisky (I don't know what the Germans drank). So you had aggressive drunks with rumbling guts fighting one another at 15000 feet.

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