Rubber duckies are the bath toy we all know and love. Over the years, they have become a household necessity to help soothe every bath. However, few know the history and making of rubber duckies. In this entry, we will discuss the rubber duckies’ materials and their manufacturing process. Rubber duckies were first created in the 1800s by a scientist, American chemist Charles Goodyear when he discovered a way to turn rubber into a malleable material.

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In every transaction, payment, and order, there is almost always the use of a receipt to record the purchase. If inspected closely, a receipt is not entirely made of regular cotton paper and, most commonly, not the usual ink. Receipts are not smudged but can fade over time. Thermal receipt paper uses no ink. Thermal paper is used by a chemical reaction caused by heat. Thermal paper has between 5 to 6 layers to create this effect.

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Elizabeth Dubinskiy

I am high school student with a passion for materials science and engineering. Using this blog I would like to share my research and findings.

High School student

San Francisco Bay Peninsula