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World's Largest Rubber Duck Deflated Temporarily For Its Own Good
After seeing the World's Largest Rubber Duck looking cute and full of life in just about a bazillion selfies over the past couple of weeks, it's sad to see it now as a crumpled pile of rubber. The 61-foot duck was temporarily deflated on Thursday afternoon for repairs because of high winds in the area that were causing it to lean on its side.
The fan inside the duck that keeps it afloat was damaged and is being repaired, according to CBS Los Angeles.
But don't worry, the world-famous duck that was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, will be back up next Tuesday at the Downtown Harbor in San Pedro. And it will stay up on display until Sept. 6, where we can officially bid adieu to it.
Winds force "world's largest rubber duck" to deflate. http://t.co/Y20vc18jtq pic.twitter.com/R7IeN1klZa— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) August 29, 2014
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