The dirty secret: rubber ducks are so filthy they can kill

Via The Times

"Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, assisted by scientists from the department of civil engineering at the University of Illinois, studied 19 bath toys that had been used 'under real conditions' — namely, at bath-time — and carried out controlled experiments on six identical bath toys in the laboratory. Then they cut open the ducks and peered into their slimy interiors."

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