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This and that...shared by WBHS Alumni....

40 Reasons
To Use WD 40
(Haven't tried any of these so you're on your own.)
Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a "water displacement" compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop... Voila! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

Here are some of the uses:

1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
5) Keeps flies off cows
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7) Removes lipstick stains.
8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
9) Untangles jewellery chains.
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling. 29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37) Florida 's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers."
38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start. >

P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.


Sent by Sally Behrens James Class of 1959

Here's a tip that was given at a recent gardening forum.

Put some water in a white dinner plate and add a couple drops of Lemon Fresh
Joy dish detergent.
Set the dish on your porch, patio, or other outdoor area. I'm not sure what
attracts them, the lemon smell, the white plate color, or what, but
mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead shortly after drinking the Lemon Fresh
Joy/water mixture, and usually within about 10 feet of the plate.

Check this out---it works just super! May seem trivial, but it may help
control mosquitoes around your home, especially in the South and elsewhere
where the West Nile virus is reaching epidemic proportions in mosquitoes,
birds, and humans.

Sent by Richard Walsh Class of 1961

STROKE IDENTIFICATION: During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm, Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T *Ask the person to TALK . to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. . . It is sunny out today)

R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

{NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue... if the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke}

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.


Hints...Old and New....I haven't tried any of them. Let me know if you try them and they "do" or "do not" work....


Sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife

under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed.



Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat

and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.


For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn dishwashing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze.

(wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)==================================================

Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in

baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).


Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!)

rubbing alcohol on paper towel.


Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of

scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw away

rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would be

much more economical. And now a box of S.O.S pads last me

indefinitely! In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get sharpened this way!============================================Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little hydrogen

peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood.

Works every time! Now, where to put the body?


Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for

inside windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks. Straight vinegar

will get outside windows really clean. Don't wash windows on a sunny day.

They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.


Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely

light scent in each room when the light is turned on.


> Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will

Smell freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with

towels and linen.


Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3

hours prior to burning.


To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the

flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt

and leave your artificial flowers looking like new!

Works like a charm!


To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two

of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil

on stovetop.


Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato

based sauces and there won't be any stains.


Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will

keep for weeks.


When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the

corn's natural sweetness.


Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your

forehead. The throbbing will go away.


Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future

use in casseroles and sauces. Left over wine? What's that?! :)


To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area And

you will experience instant relief.

================================================ Ants, ants, ants everywhere ... Well, they are said to never cross a chalk

line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants

tend to march. See for yourself.

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Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still leaves a lovely smell to the shine. ================================================

When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to

tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then

pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

================================================ Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer. Clean a toilet. Drop in two

Alka Seltzer tablets,wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid

and effervescent action clean vitreous China.


Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet,

fill with water and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.


Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and

immerse the jewelry for two minutes.


Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka

Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).


Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer

Tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a

few minutes, then run the hot water.

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