A photo of a 1964 advertisement for the WD-40 recently surfaced and, while we’re not sure if this was intentional or not, it is full of hilarious sexual innuendos.
While some people are screaming “fake,” the WD-40 Facebook page only replied “AWESOME!!!” when the photo was shared on their timeline. Real or not, it’s still a good laugh.
WD-40 is a rust preventative solvent invented in 1953 by a trio of technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. The “40” in the name comes from the fact that this was apparently the 40th formulation they tested (and, of course, had positive results.
These days, WD-40 is used to prevent rust and is easily recognizable by its blue can, bright yellow accents, and vivid red cap.