I can't believe my eyes. Every day from CNBC's studio here in Hong Kong, I look out at the harbor and see tiny sampans, bigger boats, medium yachts, a lot of shapeless flat things carrying some kind of stuff to somewhere and occasionally a big bad hulking ship, like U.S. Navy destroyers docked here so the sailors can get some R&R.
This is so out of place. He (or she) doesn't walk like a duck. He doesn't talk like a duck. But as sure as birds fly south for the winter, there's a massive yellow duck in the water (do ducks really come in yellow)? Oh, right. Yellow ducks exist because you can make rubber yellow.
I learned about the squeezability of rubber duckies from Ernie on Sesame Street, but this is like Ernie's bathtub partner on steroids. Dutch artist Florentijin Hofman created RUBBER DUCK, a.k.a. "Spreading Joy Around the World." He (the duck) is more than 16-meters tall, and braved the high seas to arrive here. He's been on a world tour since 2007, and has been to 12 cities before coming to Hong Kong.
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Hofman (the artist not the duck) puts images of "Yellow Submarine" in my head.