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daath t1_is0ws1i wrote

And also, I'm pretty sure someone or a company was running an oil or gas heater or something ;P


fluentindothraki t1_is0wvus wrote

300 years ago?


Much-Gur233 t1_is1d652 wrote

Oil was first discovered in 600 bc


thisisnotdan t1_is1jrb2 wrote

Animal oils were used for hundreds, if not thousands, of years before that.


pittaxx t1_isfhle6 wrote

Rarely for heating though.


thisisnotdan t1_isgx3yp wrote

I would assume oil lamps were run on animal oils, but I guess those were more for lighting. I just kind of figured any use of oil in which it gets burned is fair game here.


chintakoro t1_isn3b7r wrote

oil lamps in asia were exclusively vegetable oils. not sure about europe.