We know how much you all adored this giant rubber duck, so it’s with heavy hearts that we share some unfortunate news. On May 14, 2013, our 54-foot inflated friend…deflated. Hopefully it will rest in peace knowing that its existence gave us some chuckles. Before we get to those clever captions, here’s the story behind Jessica Hromas’/Getty Images’ photo:
“Dutch conceptual artist, Florentijin Hofman’s floating duck sculpture, ‘Spreading Joy Around the World,’ was moved into the Victoria Harbour on May 2, 2013 in Hong Kong. Since 2007, ‘Rubber Duck’ has been traveling to 10 countries and 12 cities.”
Several of you quoted the “Rubber Ducky” song Ernie of Sesame Street so often sings. Others turned the Victoria Harbour into an enormous bathtub. But our winner connected our giant rubber duck with another giant from history. Congratulations Patricia Shay! You’ll be receiving a NewsHour mug for your winning caption:
“Knowing that the Trojan horse had been tried before…”
Thank you all for playing along. Join us next week for another Tuesday Cutline.
About the Tuesday Cutline: Every other Tuesday, we post a photo. You compose a witty/ funny/ creative caption, submit it by Friday at 5 p.m. ET in the comments section or on the NewsHour’s or Art Beat’s pages. The following Tuesday we pick one winner. Everyone celebrates.