Getting old sucks! My knees and elbows squeaked so loud that the City of Toronto was about to pass a noise by-law to prevent me from bending them. But I stopped my noisy knees and elbows by spraying them with WD-40®. The City of Toronto abandoned the by-law.
What does WD-40 mean?
In 1953, the Rocket Chemical Company set out to create rust-preventative solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry. They tried 39 times to get their water displacement formula right. On the 40th attempt, their water-displacement formula worked! Thus WD-40 was born. WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th Formula.
From 1953 to 1958, WD-40 was not sold to the public, and its use was for the aerospace industry only. But in 1958, it started appearing on store shelves. Sales were so successful that the Rocket Chemical Company subsequently changed its name to the WD-40 Company.
I have a confession. I lied about my squeaking knees and elbows and the City of Toronto. My knees and elbows do not squeak, and the City of Toronto does not exist.
I bought a can of WD-40 to stop my pet mouse from squeaking. The WD-40 worked, but now my pet mouse does not move.