WD-40 . . . John Barry, main force behind it, dies



“All of life’s problems can be solved with two things—duct tape and WD40. If it moves and it shouldn’t, you need duct tape. And if it doesn’t move and it should, you need WD40.” — Unknown

WD-40 trivia (throw this out at the next dinner party you attend, you’ll be a hit): what does “WD” stand for? . . . water displacement . . . why the “40” ?  . . . it took them 40 attempts to work out the water displacement formula.

So many uses have been found for WD-40. Silencing squeaky hinges. Removing road tar from cars. Protecting tools from rust. Lubricating tuba valves. Freeing tongue stuck to cold metal. Cleaning ostrich eggs used for arts and crafts. Stopping squirrels climbing into birdhouses.

More uses . . . many more  . . . WD-40’s official website lists  Two Thousand Plus Uses for WD-40:


Obit in The New York Times:



Topic suggestion for your next Dull Men’s Club meeting: uses for WD-40.


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