Sometimes life offers up awkward, silent moments, like when you’re in an elevator with strangers. Now you have something to talk about!

Here are four mega-interesting facts about grease:

  • Dating back to 1400 BC, Pharos greased their chariot axles with an animal fat and limestone mixture.
  • NLGI, the National Lubricating Grease Institute publishes the industry standards.
  • The NLGI Consistency number (aka NLGI grade) is a measure of the hardness of grease used for lubrication.
  • There are nine NLGI grade classifications from 000 to 6.

There’s lots of grease choices out’s a link to the Phillips 66 family