Skip to comments.China: Giant yellow rubber duck swept away in flood
Posted on 07/20/2014 8:58:56 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
A giant yellow rubber duck floating on Nanming River in China's south-west Guizhou Province has reportedly been swept away by floodwaters just months after it exploded on display in Taiwan.
The 18m (59ft) sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman disappeared around 19:00 local time on Wednesday, after the city saw days of heavy rainfall, the Taiwan-based Want China Times reports. Even though the duck weighs 1 tonne, and was sitting on a 10 tonne metal platform lashed to the riverbed with steel wires, it was easily dislodged by the storm. "The duck flopped over and was flushed away really quickly by the torrential flood," exhibition co-ordinator Yan Jianxin tells the Wall Street Journal's China Real Time blog. "It disappeared right in front of me."
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1 Adam 12 ! Adam 12 !
BOLO has been issued for a Large Duck Inflatable, speaks fluent Chinese, approach with caution.
“Made in China”
Appearing soon in “Duckie meets Godzilla”
I think he has been spotted.
Ah so, sum ting wong hiru.
I go nau.
It’s been roasted deliciously and is now serving to feed 300 people Peking Duck
I guess they ran out of rubber chickens.
Global warming is somehow involved.
“Why a duck?”
There’s no telling what else they might have waiting in sea containers at many of our ports. Hugh.. And series.. And NO, I’m trying to inflate the issue. :-!
It had exploded previously? That’s one unlucky duck.
I’m checking our cruise itinary for any possible sighting ports. I mean how hard should it be to find this thing And reinflate it? So it can continue its mission of blowing up and deflating across Asia.
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