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Unlucky duck: Massive rubber
icon bursts in Taiwan waters

Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley

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Posted By:toledo, 1/2/2014 8:19:49 AM

A massive yellow rubber ducky that stands more than 59 feet high and was floating in waters around Taiwan lost its luster New Year’s Day, deflating and sagging, leaving tourists despondent and dejected. Some saw the icon’s demise due to a bird attack, CNN reported. One tourist told various Taiwan media outlets that she saw an eagle scratch the massive rubber ducky with its talons. But a meteorologist guessed otherwise, saying the duck was subjected to harsh weather conditions and rapid temperature changes that ultimately brought on its fatal rupture.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/2/2014 8:46:34 AM     (No. 9676460)

I say they name it "Barry the Lame Duck" . . . Dead in the water...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 1/2/2014 9:21:48 AM     (No. 9676531)

WOW! The Washington Times doing some hard hitting reporting. Must be a slow news cycle or winter storm Hercules has them inside and searching the internet on their laptops looking for stories while sipping coco wearing their red plaid pajamas.
Even the image of Obama the Lame Duck is suffering.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: snakeoil, 1/2/2014 10:03:56 AM     (No. 9676608)

If the collapse of a rubber ducky left you "despondent and dejected" you probably didn´t have much of a life. I´m despondent and dejected because my salary has been frozen for 6 years, costs on everything are going up, and The Indonesian Imbecile is playing golf, taking multiple million dollar vacations with my tax money, and firing up the old teleprompter telling me how wonderful he is and how rotten I am.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/2/2014 10:10:23 AM     (No. 9676621)

This is also Bush´s fault. /s

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Reply 5 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/2/2014 10:20:57 AM     (No. 9676637)

Two possible causes:

A) An indication the "Duck Dynasty" is over, or
2) The unlucky duck wandered into the newly-declared Chinese ADIZ and was shot down [in a blaze of glory, h/t Jon Bon Jovi].

Happy New Year to Miss Lucianne and all my fellow L-Dotters.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JLoophole, 1/2/2014 10:29:39 AM     (No. 9676655)

Oh no! That duck was one of the most unexpectedly fun parts of a wonderful visit to Sydney Harbor a year ago. It was so huge and so cute. We have some wonderful pictures. Love the duck.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/2/2014 11:28:44 PM     (No. 9677535)

Some ducks won´t float, including the lame duck.

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