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I presume the name comes from working late because you can not figure out a problem. Then the janitor comes and he can sees you are kind of frustrated and asks what the problem is.
You try to explain it to the janitor in simple terms and then you understand your problem and can fix it.
Then you go home happy I guess.
The ducky is just a way to try and induce that state of mind with an inanimate object where you are trying to explain the problem to someone else in simple terms.
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