Posted by Kuke (22.214.171.124) on September 08, 2003 at 05:53:18:
In Reply to: Why is the Rubber Duck yellow? posted by Gen Martel on September 08, 2003 at 01:48:54:
I'm not 100% sure why they are yellow, perhaps because ducklings are a soft yellow, just a thought.
> Hi, I'm a researcher for Discovery Channel, and we are currently producing a new science tv series called The Secret Science of Everyday Things that focuses, you might have guessed, on the science behind the things we use on a daily basis.
> Among more "serious" items, a staple of the bathroom is the yellow rubber duckie. Right now I'm rounding up the last bits of research we need to get before we start the production of the first episode.
> Could anyone provide insight as to who invented it, and why is it a vibrant yellow (rather than white, for instance?)
> I thought I might ask experts in the field :). That said, it would be enormously appreciated if I could get an answer either Monday 8th or Tuesday 9th - even an incomplete one.
> Anyone who can help will be added in the episode closing credits, of course.
> Thanks in advance!
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