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Published:June 12th, 2013 13:15 EST

Hong Kong Says Goodbye To Giant Rubber Duck: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes


"A crowd of tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong to bid farewell to the giant rubber duck that has resided in the city`s harbor since May 2.


The 54-foot-tall inflatable sculpture, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman`s Rubber Duck, came to the city May 2 and deflated at the stroke of midnight Monday morning.

Rubber Duck is next bound for Azerbaijan followed by the United States. The exact locations of the visits are being kept under wraps, Hofman said."


Rubber Duckie, you`re the one,
You make bathtime lots of fun,
Rubber Duckie, I`m awfully fond of you;

Woo woo be doo

Rubber Duckie, joy of joys,
When I squeeze you, you make noise!
Rubber Duckie, you`re my very best friend, it`s true!

The Chinese love to snap photographs, it`s conservatively estimated that 20 billion photos of the giant rubber duck have been taken during its stay in Hong Kong.

Like every other normal teen I used to always take a bath with a rubber duckie swimming in my tub. The Giant Rubber Duck has elicited millions of smiles, and I hope that the giant toy will skip its next stop in Azerbaijan and come to the United States. Azaerbaijan, really?

Until the Giant Rubber Duck makes its way to America, I`m going to buy a rubber duck for my bathtub.

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