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A Whale of a Fact

Sperm whales were the most sought-after catches by whaling ships because over a third of their volume is oil. A sperm whale's nose alone carries 150 gallons of it. Their oil was used to lubricate delicate machinery and for whalers it was literally worth its weight in gold.

Source: "Secrets of the Deep" on the Science Channel
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