TIL that the first nuclear submarine used wooden bearings for its propeller; Lignum Vitae is the hardest traded wood, fourth hardest wood ever discovered, and is “self oiling”.

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  1. It’s a pretty awesome wood, yet really bad, environmentally, simply because of where it lives. Most tropical hardwoods share that distinction.

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