Thursday, August 29, 2013

Yellow Duck Gets Roasted

A 16.5 meter-tall (54-feet) inflatable “Rubber Duck” turned Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour into a bathtub on May 02, 2013. Rave reviews greeted its arrival.

Now Shanghai has served up a "roasted" version of Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman’s beloved yellow Duck, complete with drumsticks and crispy brown skin. It was unveiled on the Huangpu River, which forms its waterfront Bund district.

"The design process took place during Shanghai's scorching hot summer days, so we just thought: 'Let's roast it'," designer Han Beishi told AFP.

Shanghai's duck is actually a working ferry boat which state media reported Tuesday will carry passengers and host cultural performances including poetry reading.

Celtic successfully qualified for the Champions League group stage after a dramatic 3-2 aggregate win over Shakhter Karagandy. It took an agonizingly long 45 minutes before Kris Commons gathered from Georgios Samaras and sent a powerful shot past goalkeeper Alexandr Mokin from 25 yards. And then three minutes after the break, Samaras scored a second goal for battling Celtic. And Glaswegians (including I) erupted into joyful ecstasy when Anthony Stokes set up James Forrest to fire home (90) for a deserved, if nervy, 3-0 win.

Victory took Celtic, who reached the last 16 last season, into the group stages for the second year running! 

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