National Rubber Ducky Day / National Clean Off Your Desk Day

National Rubber Ducky Day

January 13

Rubber duckies were first manufactured in the 1800s but were made of hard plastic and would sink in water. It wasn’t until the 1950s that they were made of PVC plastic which made them light, soft and able to float. The tallest one ever made (2014) was 62 feet tall……AND……it floated.

In 1992, three containers full of 29,000 rubber duckies fell off a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean. The yellow birds drifted around the world, washing up on the shores of England, Australia, South America, and the west coast of Canada. The largest rubber ducky race was held in 2006 in Dublin, England with more than 150,000 of the yellow ducks in the competition.

National Clean Off Your Desk Day

January 13

This day prompts you to achieve one of your new year resolutions and clean up your office desk. Get organized by starting with throwing away or filing all the excess “stuff” you have scattered around. Aim to embrace the day’s motto: Clean up the mess to reach success.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Actress – 58 – born in New York City, New York

Orlando Bloom – Actor – 42 – born in Canterbury, England

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