WD-40 released a print advertisement in 1964 that was full of sexual innuendo.
One of the first places the image popped up was in a “funny photos” thread on the
This is a genuine advertisement from 1964 when WD40 was first released. What can be said now has been completely sanitized. Could this advert be released today?
The date attached to the claim does not match up with WD-40’s actual timeline, though: The product was made commercially available in
A few years following WD-40 ‘s first industrial use, Rocket Chemical Company founder Norm Larsen experimented with putting
WD-40into aerosol cans, reasoning that consumers might find a use for the product at home as some of the employees had. The product made its first appearance on store shelves in San Diego in 1958.
In addition to the questionable date associated with the image, there are several aspects of the advertisement that ring false. First, this is the only image available on the Internet showing the notable
Even though the image of the “1964”
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