Rubber Duckie/Love Ducks (1940s)
Sculptor Peter Ganine created a duck sculpture in the 1940s, patented it and reproduced it as a floating rubber duck. In the 1970s, Ernie from Sesame Street super popularized rubber duckies with
his song, Rubber Duckie and later Duckie. C.W. McCall helped to popularize rubber ducks with his hit Convoy. So today, rubber ducks are synonymous with bathing. Love Ducks refers to any rubber duck with hearts on it or any pair of rubber ducks about to kiss. Hands down the world’s biggest rubber duck fan has to be Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. He has created numerous ducks, the biggest being one that weighed 1,323 pounds (600 kg). His ducks have been on display in Australia, Amsterdam, Belgium, Osaka, Sao Paula, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Seoul.