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Rubber Duckie

Cardiff, UK (Strutts News Services)

In 1992, 20 containers of almost 30,000 little yellow rubber duckies, were released into the wild due to a particularly violent storm in the Pacific. Over the years, the bleached and bloated toys have been washing up on beaches all over the world. Believe it or not, some actually made the crossing through the Arctic Ocean, frozen, thawed, frozen, thawed, etc., exposed to higher than normal amounts of UV radiaton, and now they are showing up on the on the shores of the UK. Because the source and location of their release is known, oceanic scientists began offering rewards for their return, in hopes of stemming a potential global catastrophe.

What hasn’t been reported is that that the duckies have been breeding. And there are mutants. Some are reportedly as big as hounds, horses, hippos and houses, blocking docks, ports and shipping routes. Dockworker’s unions all around the UK are celebrating. Stevedore 1st class Stewart “Donker” Dinkum of Tunbridge Wells explained, “Work’s light, they can’t fire us, and the pubs are open. Cheers!”

Meanwhile, the rubber duckies keep coming, unabated, with no end in sight.

On Thursday, the Associated Press, Reuters and the UK Telegraph ran the story simultaneously, connecting it all to global warming, Tony Blair and George Bush, and the US for not having an “exit strategy”.

photo via lgf, more info on the ducks at the daily mail.

10 Responses to “Rubber Duckie Mothership”

  1. on 17 Jul 2007 at 9:34 am BOSSY

    You make bath time lots of fun, alright…

  2. on 17 Jul 2007 at 6:51 pm LindaF

    Every day when I
    Make my way to the tubby
    I find a little fella who’s
    Huge and yellow and chubby

    Rubber Ducky I’m awfully scared of you.

    woo woo be doo

  3. on 18 Jul 2007 at 10:31 am Nessa

    I want to find a ducky.

  4. on 23 Jul 2007 at 3:46 am Gary Anderson

    I laughed out loud at the rubber ducky mother ship. You are so funny. This is a fun site. I loved your pic that I have posted at http://bgamall.stumbleupon.com under “pretty faces” in the tag cloud. You are a jewel. Gary

  5. on 05 Sep 2007 at 5:16 am Rubber Duck

    Nice one. Very funny.

  6. on 15 Feb 2008 at 3:55 pm katie

    rubber ducky your the one…..
    making bath time so much fun….

  7. on 02 Jun 2008 at 9:22 pm danielle

    this is so funny… i googled rubber ducks and then i saw my rubber ducky,(or at least the same brand) posted all over the internet!! this is the funniest picture yet.

  8. on 23 Sep 2008 at 1:54 am Bunk Strutts

    danielle– The story is true. Can’t make up stuff like that. –Bunk

  9. on 13 Jul 2009 at 6:47 pm crazy duck lady

    i LOVE Ducks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. on 07 Jul 2010 at 4:33 am hermes handbags

    danielle– The story is true. Can’t make up stuff like that. –Bunk

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