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Old 03-13-2017, 10:53 AM
muldoonthief muldoonthief is offline
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Originally Posted by aceplace57 View Post
Don't forget to factor out the weight of the oil.

One whale fueled a bunch of lamps in Colonial times.
Why would you factor it out? Whale oil is rendered down from the blubber, which in all the above calculations is being eaten, not discarded.