Thursday, May 2, 2013

See the world's largest rubber duck

See the world's largest rubber duck, In a time when there is so much bad news, this is a happy little news story about the world's largest rubber duck. According to a May 1 report on BoredPanda.com, the world's largest rubber duck arrived yesterday to Honk Kong's Victoria Harbour.

The "Rubber Duck,' as it is called, is a floating sculpture that measures 46 feet tall and 55 feet long. Designed by a Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman, the inflatable rubber duck received a great deal of attention even while being inflated in the Tsing Yi shipyard.

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It is hard not to smile at the image of a gigantic rubber duck floating by the ships in the harbour or floating alongside the coastal skyline. That is the whole purpose of the world's largest rubber duck project. The artist's web site says it this way:

“the Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation.The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!”

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