Who Knew? Fridays are known as Duck Day, but you can also celebrate Rubber Ducky Day on January 13, There is also Lame Duck Day, February 6, Hug a Duck Day, Peking Duck Day and The Duckling Parade Parade in Boston is in May. How did Rubber Ducky’s come about? After some investigation, it appears that Rubber Ducks have been around since the beginning of the Rubber Industry (late 1800’s)
Eye Didn’t know this? Jim Henson performed the song “Rubber Duckie” as Ernie on Sesame Street, and since that day the rubber duck bath toy has been an American symbol.
In January of 1992, a shipment of 29,000 rubber duckies fell off a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean? By 2007, the “Friendly Floatees” had traveled 17,000 miles around the world on the ocean currents. Over the years, people reported sightings in Indonesia, Australia, South America, the Bering Straight, the Arctic, and (eventually) the Atlantic Ocean.
In 2012 the largest rubber duck floating over 50Ft tall was let loose in the Thames River