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Giant rubber duck explodes in Taiwan

Posted on Wednesday, 1 January, 2014 | Comment icon 22 comments

The duck has proven a hit around the world. Image Credit: YouTube / ITN
A 50ft version of the traditional bath toy met an untimely end under mysterious circumstances.
The enormous inflatable duck was the creation of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and was intended to be part of the New Year celebrations at the Taiwanese port of Keelung. Unfortunately however the gargantuan yellow bath toy suddenly collapsed after just 11 days on display and nobody seems to know why.

"We want to apologise to the fans of the yellow rubber duck," said organiser Huang Jing-tai. "We will carefully examine the duck to determine the cause."

Hofman had originally designed the unusual exhibit in the hope that it would bring people together and promote public art, with several other versions having proven very successful at various locations around the world including Sydney, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

Source: BBC News | Comments (22)

Tags: Rubber duck, Taiwan

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by PinkIsMyFavoriteColor89 on 2 January, 2014, 2:29
Comment icon #14 Posted by Ghost Ship on 2 January, 2014, 3:22
This is an "unexplained mystery" ? Yes. The duck popped and no one knows why and how.
Comment icon #15 Posted by AlienDan on 2 January, 2014, 4:29
Lame. I was expecting to see a video of an exploding giant rubber duck.
Comment icon #16 Posted by JGirl on 2 January, 2014, 4:57
Sad news, Its left me feeling really deflated you slay me
Comment icon #17 Posted by DKO on 2 January, 2014, 11:01
This is an "unexplained mystery" ? Explain it then.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Mantis914 on 2 January, 2014, 19:32
Sure hope it was insured through Aflac, I would've gotten a bang out of seeing the exploding footage though. Maybe it was the major medical pigeons that did it...
Comment icon #19 Posted by Hawkin on 2 January, 2014, 23:27
I still think Phil Robertson did it.
Comment icon #20 Posted by lightly on 3 January, 2014, 1:50
Probably terrorrits . Or a puncture.
Comment icon #21 Posted by ancient astronaut on 4 January, 2014, 16:55
Somewhere there is a giant ass baby crying his(or her) eyes out.
Comment icon #22 Posted by John Mirra on 9 January, 2014, 7:40
Sad news, Its left me feeling really deflated I admit it, this post quacked me up.

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