Vaseline is safer for swimmers

Swimmers who swim across the English Channel keep out the cold by smearing their bodies with lanolin, which is a fat that comes from sheep's wool. But Robben Island swimmers can't use lanolin because it would attract sharks. They use Vaseline instead.

Swimmers who swim across the English Channel keep out the cold by smearing their bodies with lanolin, which is a fat that comes from sheep's wool. But Robben Island swimmers can't use lanolin because it would attract sharks. They use Vaseline instead.

Van Lill's South African Sports Trivia, Zebra

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