Re: Castor Oil

Bob Storck

Rick Yocum wrote:

. A few years back some of the pilots in our group mentioned the "laxitive"
effect of inhaling too much castor vapor!

Do you suppose that's where the phrase "shittin' and getting'" got started?
As most WWI aircraft powered by rotary engines used castor oil, is it any coincidence that this saw the origin of the Regular Air Force? The antidote was supposed to be blackberry brandy, which may be why there are so many more Air Force songs than Army, Navy and Marine combined.

Cheers, Bob

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