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Why: Editing an article about removing melted plastic from a stove top. The mind drifts.
Answer: Water Displacement!
In 1953, a fledgling company called Rocket Chemical Company set out to create a line of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry.40, y'all. They recently released these old-skool-style cans to celebrate being old.
It took them 40 attempts to get the water displacing formula worked out.
There is a Snopes about this, but I already told you what it says, so don't worry about it.
The More You Know: Some facts:
- Police officers used
WD-40to remove a naked burglar trapped in an air conditioning vent.
- A bus driver in Asia used
WD-40to remove a python that had coiled itself around the undercarriage of his bus.
- Crayola recommends using
WD-40to remove crayon marks from a variety of surfaces.
- "You only need two tools in life: duct tape and
WD-40. If it’s not stuck and it’s supposed to be, duct tape it. If it’s stuck and it’s not supposed to be, WD-40it."