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Common Misconceptions About Rubber Ducks (Read 1080 times)
charlotte
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Common Misconceptions About Rubber Ducks    posted on Mar 15th, 2008, 6:34pm
 

  • Misconception #1: Rubber ducks are all the same. -- Those who have not yet seen the way of the duck commonly think that all rubber ducks are the same, but as you can see by browsing the Duckplanet Collection, nothing could be further from the truth. Ducks come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, colors and styles.
  • Misconception #2: Rubber ducks are all made in China. -- While most contemporary ducks are made in China, rubber ducks are also made in Spain, Malaysia, and Mexico just to name a few countries. Within the past fifty years, ducks have also been made in countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, and Italy.
  • Misconception #3: Ernie's rubber duck on Sesame Street was the first rubber duck. -- It seems like almost everyone knows the "Rubber Duckie" song that Ernie sang in his "tubbie", but rubber ducks existed and were popular before Ernie's rubber duck came along. However, rubber ducks are more popular today than ever!
  • Misconception #4: Rubber ducks are made of rubber. -- Some ducks are made out of actual rubber from a rubber tree. Ducks made of soft, thin, stretchy rubber are commonly made out of real latex rubber. In fact, most of today's rubber ducks are made of vinyl, a type of plastic.
  • Misconception #5: Rubber ducks are happiest alone. -- No, no, a thousand times no! Rubber ducks like to live in flocks. Big huge honking-big fill-the-tub flocks.  
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