Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fact of the Day: Rusty Metal Paint

The original version of the anti-rust paint Rust-Oleum was invented by a sea-captain named Robert Fergusson. He saw how fish oil prevented rust from spreading after an accidental spill. 

12 comments:

  1. I'm sure a lot of cool things were invented by someone who was observant.

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  2. Anti-rust paint would probably work anywhere except Hawaii. sigh... Everything rusts here! Arrrghhh!

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  3. Necessity is the mother of invention:D

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  4. Once again, Nature provides the answer.

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  5. Got to love when accidents happen, those kind anyway

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  6. That's a smart man! I wish some accident like that would happen to me, so my invention would make me super rich

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  7. Interesting background for rust proof paint. I have a relative who works for rustoleum in their head office. I'll check and see if she knows this.

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  8. Thanks for spilling the secret hiding in plain sight!

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