Sperm oil is about the best lubricant for fine machinery, i.e., watches, clocks, etc, that there is. One can also make the argument that the advent of the petroleum industry in the 1850s saved the whales as sperm oil was replaced by petroleum products.
My uncle told me the same thing about bologna when I was a kid. He was an Oklahoma rancher and refused to eat bologna and hot dogs for that reason.My old trapshootin' buddy had a phrase he used for fans of hot dogs. If he saw you with a "tube steak" he'd always hit you with, "You know those are made with lips and *ssholes, don't ya?" It did take some of the fun out of it. uke: