THAR SHE BLOWS! Since 2007 this original GIGANTIC rubber duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has travelled to 13 cities in nine countries, including Brazil, Australia and Hong Kong, on its journey around the world. The giant, inflatable yellow duck that was on display in a northern Taiwan port exploded just hours before it was to feature in New Year’s Eve celebrations. It was the second time a giant inflatable duck had burst while on show in Taiwan. The cause of the deflation, which was caught on film, is a mystery. However, one theory is that it was attacked by eagles.