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Giant rubber duck explodes in Taiwan

By T.K. Randall
January 1, 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)




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Comment icon #13 Posted by PinkIsMyFavoriteColor89 10 years ago
LOL
Comment icon #14 Posted by Ghost Ship 10 years ago
This is an "unexplained mystery" ? Yes. The duck popped and no one knows why and how.
Comment icon #15 Posted by AlienDan 10 years ago
Lame. I was expecting to see a video of an exploding giant rubber duck.
Comment icon #16 Posted by JGirl 10 years ago
Sad news, Its left me feeling really deflated you slay me
Comment icon #17 Posted by DKO 10 years ago
This is an "unexplained mystery" ? Explain it then.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Mantis914 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
I still think Phil Robertson did it.
Comment icon #20 Posted by lightly 10 years ago
Probably terrorrits . Or a puncture.
Comment icon #21 Posted by ancient astronaut 10 years ago
Somewhere there is a giant ass baby crying his(or her) eyes out.
Comment icon #22 Posted by John Mirra 10 years ago
Sad news, Its left me feeling really deflated I admit it, this post quacked me up.


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