About National Rubber Duckie Day
Rubber duckies first appeared in the late 1800s. But these first versions didn’t float. They were solid and meant to be chew toys.
Despite their name, rubber ducks are usually made of plastic not rubber.
Rubber ducks are collected by enthusiasts. The 2011 Guinness World Record for World's Largest Rubber Duck Collection consisted of 5,631 different rubber ducks, and was owned by Charlotte Lee.
The world's largest rubber duck was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman in 2007, measuring 16.5 m × 20 m × 32 m (54 ft × 66 ft × 105 ft) and weighing about 600 kilograms (1,300 lb).