social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center
Jonathan & Kitty
How does Kitty put up with Jonathan?

Kitty Dunn

What does Kitty have to say?


 


Toy Hall of Fame: the time is now for the Rubber Duck

The National Toy Hall of Fame has released its nominees for induction in 2013. Twelve are nominated, but only two will win a spot in this coveted Hall, to stand side by side with other Hall of Fame toys like the Stick, the Ball, and the Blanket.

This year's nominees are: bubbles, chess, the board game Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green Army men, the Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, the Pac-Man video game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the scooter and the rubber duck.

While all the toys have their attributes, I must cast my vote for the rubber duck. I bet you didn't know this simple bathtub toy has such a storied history.

In 1992, during a storm in the Pacific, 29,000 plastic ducks floated off a ship, and some are still turning up to this day. While some floated to Indonesia and Australia, others ended up in the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska, where they got wedged in Arctic Ice.  What a harrowing adventure for those tiny birds!  Surely this must be taken into consideration by the historians who make their pick.

On the other end of the spectrum is the whimsical nature of the rubber duck. How awesome was it when an artist created a huge rubber duck and floated it around in the harbors of major cities. (See photo above. Image source wikimedia commons).

But I think the most earnest plea (pun intended) comes from Ernie, or Ernie and Bert fame.

Yes, rubber duckie, we're awfully fond of you!

 


Tags :  
Locations : Alaska
People : BertClueErnie


Share This: | More


 
11/07/2013 9:41AM
Toy Hall of Fame: the time is now for the Rubber Duck
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
2 Minute Promise
Submit
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about George Harrison
Who else still misses George? George Harrison was born on today's date in 1943, and was only 58 when he died in 2001. I was interviewed by Channel 3 after he died, and I said it was truly sad for me, because I grew up with the Beatles and almost...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: The Sylvers "Hotline"
"Hotline, hotline, calling on the hotline for your love!" The hook is so contagious you will probably be hearing it in your head all day. Sorry about that. "Hotline" was a number 5 single for the family band the Sylvers in early 1977. (Yes, Sylver...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Kool & The Gang "Cherish"
There was not a lot of love today for the song "Cherish" by Kool & The Gang. It was a huge hit for the band in 1985--getting all the way up to #2 on the pop charts. This song is not to be confused with "Cherish," a song which was a big hit for the...
Read More
Discover & Download: Scars on 45
New from Scars on 45: "Take You Home"
World's Worst iPod: Donna Fargo "Funny Face"
Copuntry singer-songwriter Donna Fargo had two big crossover pop hits. One was "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., and the other was the one we featured from the World's Worst iPod. "Funny Face" made it to number 5 on the pop chart..which means a...
Read More
Discover & Download : Zella Day
This Week's Discover & Download is Zella Day - Hypnotic. We have 50 download codes available this week! Click the download picture and copy and paste one of the unused codes for your free...
Read More
Grammy flashback: most awkward moment ever?
The Grammys always have their share of awkward moments and unusual pairings. But this one from the early 1970s is so awkward, it's amazing. It's obvious John can't really believe he's being forced to read such cheesy lines! Watch...
Read More
5 Great Bob Marley quotes
Bob Marley would have been 70 years old today! He was taken from us much too soon, but in his 36 years on this planet he shared with us some great music, and some great wisdom as well. Here are five Bob Marley quotes that I think are his...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about George Harrison
Who else still misses George? George Harrison was born on today's date in 1943, and was only 58 when he died in 2001. I was interviewed by Channel 3 after he died, and I said it was truly sad for me, because I grew up with the Beatles and almost...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: The Sylvers "Hotline"
"Hotline, hotline, calling on the hotline for your love!" The hook is so contagious you will probably be hearing it in your head all day. Sorry about that. "Hotline" was a number 5 single for the family band the Sylvers in early 1977. (Yes, Sylver...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Kool & The Gang "Cherish"
There was not a lot of love today for the song "Cherish" by Kool & The Gang. It was a huge hit for the band in 1985--getting all the way up to #2 on the pop charts. This song is not to be confused with "Cherish," a song which was a big hit for the...
Read More
Discover & Download: Scars on 45
New from Scars on 45: "Take You Home"
World's Worst iPod: Donna Fargo "Funny Face"
Copuntry singer-songwriter Donna Fargo had two big crossover pop hits. One was "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., and the other was the one we featured from the World's Worst iPod. "Funny Face" made it to number 5 on the pop chart..which means a...
Read More
Discover & Download : Zella Day
This Week's Discover & Download is Zella Day - Hypnotic. We have 50 download codes available this week! Click the download picture and copy and paste one of the unused codes for your free...
Read More
Grammy flashback: most awkward moment ever?
The Grammys always have their share of awkward moments and unusual pairings. But this one from the early 1970s is so awkward, it's amazing. It's obvious John can't really believe he's being forced to read such cheesy lines! Watch...
Read More
5 Great Bob Marley quotes
Bob Marley would have been 70 years old today! He was taken from us much too soon, but in his 36 years on this planet he shared with us some great music, and some great wisdom as well. Here are five Bob Marley quotes that I think are his...
Read More
Categories
Archives