Today is National Rubber Ducky Day and as such, we thought you might like to hear some interesting facts you just might not know about those cute little yellow quackers.

Rubber ducks, a popular bathtub toy, have been around since World War I and actually used to be shaped into all kinds of different animals, not just ducks. Ducks just happened to become the most popular. They were originally fashioned out of rubber, but that became a very valuable commodity during the war, so they were then made from plastic and vinyl.

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Photo by Jonathan Kemper on Unsplash
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Rubber ducks are one of only 53 toys to have been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame, which includes others like the baby doll, Atari, alphabet blocks, and all of those ever-recognizable favorites that we've held dear over the years.

Everyone loves a good rubber duck. They are totally adorable and make the bathtub much less lonesome when you are a kid. They became even more popular when Ernie sang the "Rubber Duckie" song in an episode of Sesame Street that aired on February 25, 1970.

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Photo by Rajvir Kaur on Unsplash
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The largest rubber duck in the world measured 105 ft x 66 ft x 54 ft and was created by the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. You can see many different rubber duck pieces by Hofman across the globe.

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Photo by Rostyslav Savchyn on Unsplash
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The design for everyone's favorite bath toy was originally patented by Landon Smart Lawrence.

I don't know about you guys, but I think the best way to celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day, is by taking a nice hot bath with lots of bubbles, and of course, a cute little rubber duck. You can find them in stores like Walmart and Target, as well as across the internet. They come in a variety of colors these days, with pirate ducks, monster ducks, princess ducks, ducks in business suits, and so on. There's a rubber duck out there for everyone!

Happy National Rubber Ducky Day!

(You can learn more about rubber ducks here!)

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