Friday, January 13

Happy National Rubber Ducky Day!

Organic Felted Baby Soap by EngelFelt

My regular readers may have noticed by now that I'm a fan of wacky, under-appreciated holidays. Today's is one of my favorites...National Rubber Ducky Day! Here are some fun facts you may not know about this much beloved children's toy...

  • Rubber ducks were first created in the late 19th century. 
  • In German-speaking countries, rubber ducks are known as 'squeaky ducklings'
  • In the US, the largest rubber duck race is the annual Freestore Foodbank Rubber Duck Regatta in Cincinnati, Ohio. Over 100,000 rubber ducks participate. 
  • In 1992, 29,000 plastic bath toys, including rubber ducks, were swept off a freighter in the ocean. The ducks' were tracked by oceanographers and ended up on the shores of Indonesia, Australia and South America. Many were also trapped in Arctic ice in Alaska and Russia, and were sighted as recently as 2000 still slowly following the track of the Arctic ice. 
Banana Rubber Ducky Soap by LoveLeeSoaps

4 comments:

  1. EngelFelt soaps are the best - so well made and absolutely fabulously smelling! :)

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  2. And adorable! Thanks for commenting Alisa!

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  3. I had no idea today was such a special day! And being an Oregon Ducks fan, I should have known! Thanks for the Engelfelt feature!

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