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He’s Back! World’s Largest Rubber Duck Floats Again After Springing a Leak in Hong Kong

Posted By Lori Zimmer On May 22, 2013 @ 5:18 pm In Art,News | No Comments

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Florentijn Hofman [5]‘s lucky rubber duck is making a world-wide tour [8], having already hit Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paolo and Amsterdam. The 54 foot yellow duck was welcomed into Hong Kong on May 2nd with open arms and duck mania. Dozens of duck-inspired gift shops popped up around Victoria Harbor, hawking everything from rubber replicas to tote bags, while local restaurants played into the rubber duck’s presence by offering duck cuisine specials. The duck’s visit was organized by the Harbour City Shopping Center, which also scheduled the body check and maintenance to ensure it would be buoyant for the long run.

Tens of thousands of people had already made their way to the harbor to catch a glimpse of the inflatable duck [5] as it presided over the Hong Kong skyline before the deflation. The duck was brought to the city as a way for locals to connect with public art – or simply their inner child.

Via Raw Story [9]


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[3] inflatable rubber duck: http://inhabitat.com/tag/giant-rubber-duck/

[4] collapsing into a yellow blob: http://inhabitat.com/giant-floating-rubber-duck-mysteriously-deflates-in-hong-kong/

[5] Florentijn Hofman: http://www.florentijnhofman.nl/dev/project.php?id=192

[6] float around the harbor in Hong Kong: http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-largest-inflatable-rubber-duck-sails-into-hong-kong/scmpost-24apr13-ns-duck1-0424rico1108-jpg/

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[8] lucky rubber duck is making a world-wide tour: http://inhabitat.com/gigantic-rubber-duckie-floats-down-the-loire-river-in-france/florentijn-hofman4/

[9] Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/21/hong-kong-joyfully-welcomes-giant-inflatable-rubber-duck-after-maintenance/

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