There are certain products that have reached the point of fame where their brand name is commonly used as the generic name for the product. Kleenex, Band-Aid, Jell-O and Scotch tape are a few examples. Another one, maybe not quite as iconic, is WD-40.
WD-40 is actually the trademark name of a lubricating spray created in 1953. The WD in WD-40 stands for water-displacing spray, and the “40” stands for how many attempts it took to come up with a successful formula…..