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Artist Florentijin Hofman Has Created a Giant Floating Rubber Duck

By: Tia Clarke - Published: May 3, 2013 • References: apple.florentijnhofman.nl and thisiscolossal
Florentijin Hofman has created the world's largest rubber duckie. The colossal artwork recently floated into Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on its whistle stop tour of the world. The huge bath-time playmate weighs in at an incredible 46-feet tall and 55-feet long.

But why you might ask? The conceptual artist states that the whimsical rubber duck was created with one simple purpose in mind: to put smiles on people's faces. When asked about his creation, the artist also joked: "The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!"

How could a cheery-looking giant sculpture like this not put a huge smile on onlookers' faces?