Wednesday, 1 January 2014

attacked by eagles

You couldn’t make it up.

from BBC World News
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.

If nature is deploying eagles, earthquakes, and typhoons in its defence, maybe this is a signal that we should rethink 18 metre yellow rubber ducks?

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