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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Rubber Ducky Day

What iconic American symbol is yellow, water-proof and loved by young and old alike? Hip hip hooray - It's National Rubber Ducky (Duckie) Day in the U.S.A!

It’s hard to believe, the iconic rubber ducky has been floating people’s boats since the 1970’s when Ernie first sang about his favorite fowl friend on the popular Sesame Street television series. And by the way, it just happens to be Rubber Ducky’s birthday on Jan. 13. Coincidence, perhaps?

Did you know rubber ducks have been around since the 1800s? But today, most yellow ducks are made of other materials besides rubber. And just in case you don’t happen to have a yellow ducky at home, why not take the, er, plunge? Rubber ducks are super-affordable, cute to boot and don’t eat a heck-of-alot either! Plus, they’re sure to make a great big splash with the kids!


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