Posted by Kristen (18.104.22.168) on May 22, 2004 at 09:10:29:
In Reply to: Re: Who invented the rubber duck? posted by Em on September 13, 2003 at 14:58:08:
There once was an immigrant man from Ireland named Eli O'Kouns who traveled to the U.S. during the Industrial Revolution. He landed in the New York ports. Not too long after his arrivial, he began a bout of depression. He was very homesick and dreamed of laying under an appple tree and watching graceful ducks swim in the valley pond of his home in Tipperay. This creative man who held special memories of his old country was determined to share his memories through imitation ducks made of synthetic plastics. Americans quickly brought these cute toys into their homes. Children became attached to them and played with them during bath time. In the following years, the rubber ducky gained popularity and was patented by the Kouns family
> > I LOVE RUBBER DUCKIES! I have to do a biography for school and I wanted to do it on the person who invented the rubber duck. Too bad i have to decide soon. If I find soon I will try to tell you. ttfn!
> > Ya , i really need to know who invented to rubber duck cus like i have to do a speech on rubberducks, email if any of u find out
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