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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Strange preventative for a strange habit
Croton oil is a powerful laxative. During World War II, the Navy added small amounts of the substance to the neutral grain alcohol which powered torpedoes. This was intended to prevent the sailors from drinking the fuel. However, the resourceful sailors devised stills to separate the alcohol from the fuel.