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Giant rubber duck bursts in Taiwan
« on: January 01, 2014, 05:18:40 AM »
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Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25560771

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A giant yellow rubber duck on display in a Taiwanese port has burst in unexplained circumstances.

The 18 metre (50 foot) inflatable duck suddenly collapsed on Tuesday, only 11 days after it had been put on display in the port at Keelung.

Organisers are unsure as to the cause of its demise, but one theory is that it was attacked by eagles.

The duck was designed by the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman to be a giant version of a popular bath toy.

Last month a similar duck was damaged elsewhere in Taiwan, when an earthquake triggered a power outage that caused it to deflate.

A third Taiwanese duck was brought ashore in September because of an approaching typhoon.


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Re: Giant rubber duck bursts in Taiwan
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 08:15:43 AM »
Oh, the humanity!
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Re: Giant rubber duck bursts in Taiwan
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 03:37:15 PM »
It seems everything in the news lately has something to do with ducks...
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