Happy Birthday to WD-40!
WD-40 was "born" in 1953. It was invented by Norm Larsen who was looking for a solution to coat nuclear missiles with to prevent them from rusting.
Do you know what WD-40 stands for?
Mr. Larsen found the perfect water displacement formula on his 40th try. Hence "WD-40."
How many uses does this unique product have. Well, apparently countless numbers of them. In fact their official website offers you to enter a new usage for it. No matter how wacky, they want to hear about it. You can see more than 2,000 uses for WD-40 listed on their official website here.
So what is in WD-40 anyways? We'll never know. The company has never patented the product because if they did they would have to reveal its contents!
Some of the many uses for it that are already posted are as follow:
Keeping piano keys clean
Removing ink from blue jeans
Shining up mother of pearl accessories
Remove cellophane tape
Keeps horseshoes from rusting
Keeps water glasses from sticking together
Takes moisture out of fishing tackle
Shines vinyl records
Removes labels from mirrors and picture frames
Shines golf clubs
Removes crayon marking from walls