Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

The Reincarnation of the Space Duck

Yellow duck on tour in Sydney
(Source - - Accessed 21/07/14)

Missing - Wonton 1 Tonne Duck.

This little yellow beauty has escaped its moorings and has been swept away by torrential rain. According to the Chinese press, the 59ft sculpture, which has gained popularity by popping up in places such as "Sydney and Sao Paolo," broke free of its "10 tonne metal platform [after being] dislodged by the storm" (Source - - Accessed 21/07/14). It has seemingly disappeared without trace; it is likely it has deflated once again - allegedly, it "exploded [whilst] on display at Taiwan" a few months ago (Source - - Accessed 21/07/14).

Ironically, the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko contact binary that I commented on a few days ago, has mysteriously changed from its duel-edged 'spud-in-space' form, to that of a giant 'space duck'.  Are they one and the same thing?

Spinning comet
(Source - - Accessed 21/07/14)

Full Rubber Duck Story --------------------->

Full Comet Story ----------------------------->
Tags: astronomy, comet 67p, space duck, spoof

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