The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #80303   Message #1636979
Posted By: robomatic
29-Dec-05 - 07:46 PM
Thread Name: Happy! - April 16
Subject: RE: Happy! - April 16 (Sir John Franklin)
I recall a somewhat apocryphal tale of natives giving some of the men whale or other thick piece of meat sandwiched with animal fat, whereupon the white men burned the fat to cook the meat, thereby ridding themeselves of the valuable fat calories and cooking out what vitamin C may have been available in the fresh meat.

Also refer to Stan Roger's song "Northwest Passage"