January 13, 2021 – National Rubber Ducky Day | National Sticker Day

Is Your Rubber Ducky Still The One?

Welcome to January 13th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate sticking around and ducky divas.

We see them every day, but have you ever paid attention to the stickers on many fruits and vegetables? These are known as PLUs, or “price look up” labels, and they’re the same everywhere around the world. So if you buy a banana in Germany the code on it will be identical to one you buy in Minnesota. These stickers also have a story to tell: If a fruit has been grown with pesticides, the 4-digit code starts with a 3 or 4. If it’s GMO, the code is 5 digits and starts with an 8. And if the produce is organic, there’s a 5-digit code that starts with a 9. A lot of info for such a small item, right? And one last thing, if today on National Sticker Day, you can’t remove that darn sticker from your apple, use a piece of Scotch Tape to get it off more easily.

In 1970, when a celebrity puppet from Sesame Street proclaimed his love for an unknown rubber ducky, a new star was born.  This meteoric rise began long before then, however, as the rubber ducky was already paying her dues in the late 1800s.  She saw transformational times during World War I and II, when rubber was rationed and the new ducks were fashioned in vinyl and plastic.  Adored by Queen Elizabeth and kids around the world, rubber ducky’s star reached new heights when her song made it to number 16 on the Billboard charts.   She was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame in 2013, where only 52 other toys enjoy this status.  On National Rubber Ducky Day squeeze in some bath time fun and find out why this diva is still the one!  

If you’d like to know more, be sure to follow us on Facebook and check out our website TheNationalDailyShow.com. I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day! 


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