Lately I’ve taken to streaming old time radio, usually mystery or detective shows, and in many cases the content includes the commercials that were included when the stories were originally aired. I usually do this to relax before falling asleep, and as a result, on one occasion, I woke up to hear only the last part of a commercial for some automotive product which I assume was engine oil.
According to the announcer, apparently, there was supposed to be some radioactive component in motor oil. So to demonstrate the superiority of this brand of oil, they used a Geiger counter to show that after thousands of miles of driving it would still generate a loud and vigorous amount of radioactive ticking. By contrast, the competitor’s brand caused only feeble ticking. The time frame would have been the late 1940s or early 50s.
Did I dream this, or does this actually make sense to anyone?