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Six-story tall duck floats into L.A. port

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:02

A massive rubber duck created by Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman, sailed into the Port of Los Angeles for the city's Festival of Tall Ships. Jeanne Yurman reports.

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A six-story high rubber duck floated into the Port of Los Angeles this week creating quite a flap. The famous feathered freighter, created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, blew away many observers like young Stella Dommer. (SOUNDBITE) (English) STELLA DOMMER SAYING: "It would be scary if I was in the bathtub with it." At 11 tons, this rubber duck has been dubbed as the world's largest. Duck fan, Amanda Alva, says the yellow giant is sure to be a draw for L.A.'s Tall Ships event. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMANDA ALVA SAYING: "I'm pretty excited. I haven't seen anything this big before and I'm really excited to see him come to the Port of L.A. I think it's going to bring a lot of people in to the Tall Ships Festival and I'm just really exited to see a big rubber ducky." Hofman's duck will glide alongside acclaimed international and domestic ships from all over the Pacific Ocean. It has also appeared in many other countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Belgium, Japan and New Zealand.

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Six-story tall duck floats into L.A. port

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 01:02