London Tower Bridge Opens for Giant 50-Foot (15-Meter) Rubber Duck

A gaming company included the rubber duck in its Facebook campaign

Believe it or not, this giant concoction was floating on the River Thames in London, England yesterday, December 11, and it even prompted operators to open the Tower Bridge gates.

The duckling was created for's new Facebook FUNdation, Examiner writes. The gaming company then asked its clients to post their own crazy and funny clips on their Facebook wall.

"Did everybody enjoy the #JackpotjoyDuck today? We wanted to do everything we could to help cheer up the Nation. But it doesn't end there, because now it’s your turn! Putting a giant rubber duck on the Thames is the exact sort of fun we want you to submit to the Jackpotjoy FUNdation," they posted.

As I wrote in September, the giant rubber ducky was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. He sent his pieces of artwork floating across the globe, and I, for one, think they make a great impact.

The ducks have already traveled to France, Japan, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Brazil, Germany and Belgium.

"The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate and doesn’t have a political connotation. […] The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them," the artist says.

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