TODAY   |  January 02, 2014

Giant rubber duck explodes on New Year’s Eve

A giant rubber duck that was visiting Taiwan for a New Year’s celebration mysteriously exploded a few hours before midnight. Several versions of the duck, designed by a Dutch artist to remind us of the simple joys of childhood, have been traveling the world.

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>>> there is now one less giant rubber ducky bringing whimsy to our world. you know that one visiting taiwan for new year's celebration, it exploded tuesday night. yep, i hear the gasp. it happened a few hours before mid-night. just why remains a mystery. several krergss of the duck have been traveling around the world to remind us of the simple joys.

>> somebody suspects foul play.