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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Sounds like a good opening line for a doorknocking campaign?! 

Dec 20, 2015 10:06 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

To float in a bathtub? Really, I have no idea... haven't given a rubber duckie one single, solitary thought in decades and decades. And won't start now.

Dec 20, 2015 08:44 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Who knows but the inventor is laughing all the way to the bank.

Dec 20, 2015 10:14 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

for small children to play with in a bath tub to distract them from thinking about being bathed .... a fun thing....

Dec 20, 2015 09:31 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It is scientifically created to fill just the proper amount of excess space in the tub. Quack quack!

Dec 20, 2015 08:44 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Hopefully, a rubber duck will encourage a smile.

Dec 20, 2015 07:55 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

To bring anyone who encounters one a smile

Dec 20, 2015 06:50 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

To dump in the water in mass and watch them race down a small waterfall to lose the rubber ducky race for the 20th year in a row. 

Dec 20, 2015 09:26 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It's all Ernie's fault !

Dec 20, 2015 07:54 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

To make us smile!!

Dec 20, 2015 07:25 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

To be a Q&A on AR!!!

Dec 20, 2015 04:29 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Same as all the other bath toys, safe amusement for children of all ages. 

Dec 20, 2015 03:58 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It is just for fun in the tub!

Dec 20, 2015 02:53 PM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Besides having babies play with them during bath time, something they can't hurt themselves on? Or the Rubber Duckie races? Can't think of anything.

Dec 20, 2015 02:39 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Entertainment!  

Rubber duck in the tub with toddlers.  Used in fairs with numbers or letters written on bottom for prizes.  Doggy chewy?  

Dec 21, 2015 12:47 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It's to get a small child into the bathtub.

Dec 21, 2015 11:38 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It keeps you occupied while soaking!

Dec 21, 2015 09:35 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I had a rubber duck once. 

Dec 21, 2015 08:24 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Fun of squeezing it? Joy of bright color? Splashing in a bath tub for kids ( and not only:). 

Dec 21, 2015 04:37 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

To keep me company in a strange bath tub when I'm on the road.

Dec 21, 2015 03:48 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

They make bath time oh so fun... according to Bert and Ernie.

 

Plus, they are good for charity events.  Some local charity has a rubber duck race every year in a local stream.

 

Ok, I can't resist.  Apparently this is one of the great questions of our time.  Even found in a Harry Potter movie!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHi3aohNPTw

Google wonders too: https://www.google.com/search?q=purpose+of+a+rubber+duck

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck  (apparently the Queen has one that wears a crown!)

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070603074341AAsvOem   And apparently they have their own convention... DUCK FEST!!

 

Dec 21, 2015 02:52 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

To be or not to be.  

Dec 21, 2015 12:38 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I saw a store window that had all kinds of rubber ducks. Some people decorate their baths with rubber ducks. 

Dec 20, 2015 11:31 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the reminder of the song on Sesame Street. 

Dec 20, 2015 10:32 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I am confident the rubber duck had a time and place, much like this item. 

 

I would defer response to this question to the experts starring on Duck Dynasty. I'm sure they have an answer.

If internally illuminated I can image a rubber duck family riding the currents in the back yard pool as the stars come out. I wonder if a duck family get offended when someone says "Duck tape"?

Dec 20, 2015 09:33 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Take your mind off more serious thoughts!

Dec 20, 2015 09:27 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Makes me want to prepare duck confit.

Dec 20, 2015 09:17 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Good question, someone did have to have an "ah-hah" moment, and then make the first one. 

Dec 20, 2015 08:52 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Jack. I was going to say the same thing that Bob did.

Dec 20, 2015 05:59 PM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

That is funny.  I guess to amuse kids.

Dec 20, 2015 05:54 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

something For Ernie to sing about

Dec 20, 2015 05:14 PM