What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?

What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?

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  1. Rubber duckie you’re the one

    You make bath time lots of fun

    Rubber duckie I’m awfully fond of you

    Rubber duckie joy of joys

    When I squeeze you, you make noise

    Rubber duckie you’re my very best friend it’s true

  2. Debugging tool.

    When you’re having trouble, explain the situation to the duck. This works because we often solve our own problems just by explaining them to others. It has been determined that it’s the explaining, not the participation of another party that matters — hence the duck.

  3. They provide companionship and you can play games with them – dunking them under the water and watching them pop back up, that sort of thing. If you get two rubber ducks, you can reenact the Kennedy/Nixon debates. If you have three rubber ducks, you can make two of them discuss having an open relationship. If you have four rubber ducks, that’s too many. Put one back.

  4. Rubber duckie you’re the one
    You make bath time lots of fun
    Rubber duckie I’m awfully fond of you
    Rubber duckie joy of joys
    When I squeeze you, you make noise
    Rubber duckie you’re my very best friend it’s true

  5. I think this might have been an editing mistake a long time ago, and no one ever bothered to correct it (autocorrect before autocorrect). They meant to write duck rubber, in which case I don’t think anyone knows what a duck would do with a rubber.

  6. To smash, melt, burn, and boil. No I mean with fists and force. Yes I am ace. I once had one where some of the plastic would change color if the water was hot enough. Rubber Ducks existed so that my 12 year old self can subject them to torture.

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