It is the name of a cat that survived 3 shipwrecks during World War II.
The original name of the ship’s cat was Oskar and is reported to serve during World War II with both the Kriegsmarine and the Royal Navy and survived the sinking of three ships. “Oscar” was derived from the International Code of Signals for the letter ‘O,’ which is code for “Man Overboard”(the German spelling, “Oskar,” was sometimes used since he was a German cat).
The answer is as complicated as honey’s flavor–you don’t get a food source with no expiration date without a whole slew of factors working in perfect harmony. The first comes from the chemical make-up of honey itself. Honey is, first and foremost, a sugar. Sugars are hygroscopic, a term that means they contain very little water in their natural state but can readily suck in moisture if left unsealed. Honey is also naturally extremely acidic. It has a pH that falls between 3 and 4.5, approximately, and that acid will kill off almost anything that wants to grow there. So bacteria and spoil-ready organisms must look elsewhere for a home–the life expectancy inside of honey is just too low.