The research begins

Hello, and thank you for finding your way to the Library of Curiosities. It has been brought to my attention that I am in fact curious about too many things, and that no, I cannot keep going to college and study all the things, so I hope to share my curiosity with you.

Before I begin and dive too far down the rabbit hole of my curiosity, I want to thank the people who support and encourage me daily. I have always struggled with self-confidence, so thank you to my patient husband who didn’t laugh at me when I blubbered, through teary eyes of embarrassment, and mumbled to him that I had started a blog. Thank you to my co-workers, and students, who initially suggested that I start this blog, and unknowingly suggested the first research topic, instead of looking for additional education just so I could write a research paper. And thank you to my family and friends who I’m sure at first may be my only readers.

My first research post will not surprise those who are closest to me. This is a topic that has been close to my heart for many years, without much explanation. My collection has grown to ridiculous levels, and my storage is struggling to keep up. If you have not yet guessed, my forthcoming first curiosity post will be: the history of the rubber duck. Did you know that rubber ducks are not in fact rubber? Did you know that not all rubber ducks float, and why that is? We’re about to find out.

Until then, if you are curious about rubber ducks, I encourage you pick up a copy of Moby Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them, by Donovan Hohn, available on Amazon and your local library.

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