"spraying themselves down with Lemon Pledge"

Lemon Pledge is a furniture polish, that is suggested to be a serviceable sunscreen: "It turns out Lemon Pledge, when it's applied in pre-play stasis and allowed to dry to a thin crust, is a phenomenal sunscreen, UV rating like 40+, and the only stuff anywhere that can survive a three-set sweat."

It appears this is a fabrication, as one reader conducted their own research, going so far as to contact the manufacturer SC Johnson for clarification. However the ruse achieved such prominence that bemused U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have received numerous cans of Lemon Pledge, clueless as to why.