Giant 50-Foot Rubber Ducky Sails Down River Thames

Giant 50-Foot Rubber Ducky Sails Down River Thames
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Residents, tourists, and city workers couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw a 50-foot rubber ducky floating down the Thames this morning.

The bright yellow 50-foot rubber ducky, weighing half a ton, quietly sailed down the Thames, amusing witnesses in London.

It was launched to publicize a new £250,000 bursary designed to encourage people in the UK to have more fun.

Former Carry On and EastEnders actress Barbara Windsor, who saw the duck off at West India Dock is patron of Jackpotjoy.com’s new Facebook FUNdation, part of a marketing campaign to grant funds to people who have good ideas to make people laugh.

“We thought a giant rubber duck floating down the River Thames was a great way to kick the FUNdation off, and it definitely raised a smile and a chuckle from everyone who saw it,” she said.


“After the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant, the floating Olympic rings and David Beckham jetting into the Olympic opening ceremony, the Thames really has seen it all this year.

“The giant duck was a perfect way to round it all off and it certainly cheered everyone up.

“No one could suppress a smile as they saw it sailing past on its way to HMS Belfast.”

Miss Windsor, who is patron of the FUNdation, said she hoped the duck stunt would encourage people to come up with their own ideas.

“We now want people to send us their own entries of wacky things they’d like to do, and we’ll provide funding for the best ones.”

A team of eight people and over 800 man-hours went into the crafting of the giant rubber duck, but organizers say it was entirely worth it.

We need an initiative to have fun stateside.

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In World

World Emily Arata

A Shameless Company Is Selling Sexy Halloween Costumes For Children

Little girls hoping to dress like firefighters or police officers for Halloween are out of luck. They can, however, wear short, latex dresses. Raina Delisle, a mother of two, is leading a campaign against sexualizing female children’s costumes after attempting to find a firefighter costume for her 4-year-old daughter at Value Village, a Canadian thrift […]

World Emily Arata

Woman With ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Syndrome Sleeps 20 Hours A Day

Beth Goodier just wants to grow up, move out of her mother’s house and get a boyfriend. But, the 20-year-old from Manchester, England suffers from a debilitating condition called Kleine-Levin syndrome, nicknamed “Sleeping Beauty” syndrome. When Goodier is in the middle of an episode, she sleeps up to 22 hours a day. When she wakes up, […]

Also On Elite

World

The Secret Behind Why You Love Sleeping In Hotel Beds So Much

Hotels are a place to relax and wind down. The clean sheets and white duvet simplify the clutter of everyday life, enabling each guest to feel like he or she gets a fresh start. But it turns out that the all-white bed is actually something of a status symbol in the hotel industry, beginning in […]

Humor

Terrifying Vampire Prank Scares The Hell Out Of Unsuspecting People (Video)

There are only two things that scare me in this world: vampires and the people of Philadelphia. This prank combines both. Basically, a guy with some creepy-ass contacts in his eyes and some realistic looking blood around his mouth stalked the streets of Philly, scaring the crap out of people. Suffice it to say, the […]

World

Cat Adopts Blind Dog And Acts As Its Seeing-Eye Guide (Video)

I am constantly looking for ways to prove to cat-haters that felines are, in fact, the best things to ever happen to Earth. This awesome video totally helps my cause. Pudditat (which is actually the kitty’s name, how cute!) is the best friend ever to her blind doggie friend, Tervel. The pup is blind and […]

World

Flight Forced To Emergency Land Because Scumbag Passenger Wouldn’t Stop Jerking Off

Doug Adams, 26, will not be flying Virgin America any time soon after he experienced a psychiatric breakdown that forced his flight to make an emergency landing. The Woodside, CA, man was arrested after publicly masturbating on his flight and attempting to open the aircraft’s emergency door. The AP reports that the Virgin America flight […]

Dating

5 Outdated Rules Of Dating This Generation Needs To Put Away For Good

As a recently single 20-something who has been in a relationship since she was a teenager, I know as much about dating as I do about soccer. There is a goal and there are positions, and that’s where my knowledge ends — in both scenarios. When considering the prospect of being taken out, I gave […]

TV

This Robot Vacuum Commercial Is Actually The Saddest Love Story Ever (Video)

“WALL-E” was perhaps the first great love story starring robots, but it’s certainly not the last. Saatchi & Saatchi Dusseldorf took major cues from the Disney flick in its commercial for the Vorwerk automatic vacuum. The commercial features a cute robot fella in love with the vacuum, who is too busy and sophisticated to notice […]