National Rubber Ducky 2017

It is exciting!   It is our day!   Today, January 13 is National Rubber Ducky Day.   In 1970 Jim Henson, as Ernie, sang Rubber Ducky on Sesame Street.

Ernie, Bert and Rubber Ducky from Sesame Sreet

Ernie, Bert and Rubber Ducky from Sesame Sreet

We have been famous ever since that day.   That rubber duck is cute, but we, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, think we are cuter and have better personalities.  Today we celebrate us, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, and all the rubber ducks everywhere.   We hope you see a rubber duck today and smile.   Celebrate our day.

National Rubber Ducky Day 2016

Today, January 13, 2016, is National Rubber Ducky Day.   Of course, we the Colorado Traveling Ducks, think this is a very important day.   We thank Jim Henson for performing the song “Rubber Ducky” as Ernie on Sesame Street.

We love National Rubber Ducky Day!!

We love National Rubber Ducky Day!!

Happy National Rubber Ducky Day from the Colorado Traveling Ducks.

National Rubber Ducky Day

Today, January 13 is National Rubber Ducky Day!  This is the day we honor JB Duck, Soapy Smith Duck, Zeb Duck and cousin Eider Duck.  We also embrace all our little duck cousins.

In 1970, Jim Henson performed the song “Rubber Duckie” as Ernie on Sesame Street, and the rubber duck bath toy has been an iconic American symbol ever since.  Rubber ducks have been around since the rise of the rubber industry in the late 1800s, but no one knows their exact origin.

Did you know that  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.  Some are still afloat today!  Over the years, people reported sightings in Indonesia, Australia, South America, the Bering Straight, the Arctic and (eventually) the Atlantic Ocean.

Happy Rubber Ducky Day!

Thanks to http://www.punchbowl.com for this information