Giant Rubber Duck Travels Up the River Thames

Category: World / Dec 11, 2012 11:14AM EDT
London morning commuters got a surprise on Tuesday (December 11) when they were greeted with the sight of a giant rubber duck sailing up the Thames River. The 50ft-high duck set sail from the Canary Wharf business district in the city's south east. It was towed behind a small tugboat. The iconic Tower Bridge was raised to allow it through. The giant duck took to the river as part of a PR stunt for an online bingo site which is staging a promotion in December encouraging more Britons to have more fun. That's a welcome explanation for onlookers who thought they were quacking up.