One of the 2 Giant Ducks in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor Deflates
HONG KONG (AP) One of the two giant inflatable ducks floating in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor deflated on Saturday, just a day after they were unveiled to revelers.
Crowds of residents and tourists flocked in the scorching heat to the promenade near the government headquarters in Admiralty to snap photos of the ducks by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. But many who arrived in the afternoon only found one duck intact, with the other reduced to a puddle of yellow plastic.
Organizers said their staff found one of the ducks was overstretched due to the hot weather and rising air pressure.