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In agriculture, canola are certain varieties of oilseed rape, or the oil produced from those varieties. Itīs a trademarked hybrid of rape initially bred in Canada. Rape Seed Oil was produced in the 19th century as a source of a lubricant for steam engines, and the oil has a bitter taste due to high levels of acids. Canola has been bred to reduce the amount of acid, yielding a palatable oil. Canola = CANadian Oil Low Acid.

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In Celtic mythology, Canola was the mythical inventor of the harp. After having an argument with her lover, she left his bed in the middle of the night to take a walk. She heard beautiful music and sat down, soon falling asleep. When she woke up the next morning, Canola realized the wind had made the music blowing through partially rotted sinew still attached to a whale skeleton. She designed the harp based off this.