Londoners amused at sight of 50-foot-tall rubber duck

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:22 EDT
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A giant rubber duck floats down the river Thames. Photo: Screenshot via Vimeo.
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London’s famous Tower Bridge was forced to open up to let a 50-foot-tall rubber duck pass down the river Thames on Tuesday, apparently part of a publicity stunt.

The duck was part of a campaign launched by Jackpotjoy, a gambling website. The company said it used the duck to promote its “Facebook Fundation,” a program that purports to give awards to people who come up with ideas on how to have more fun.

This video was published to YouTube on December 11, 2012.

(H/T: ITN)

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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