50-Foot Duck Surprises Commuters In London

50-Foot Duck Surprises Commuters In London

50-Foot Rubber Duck

A giant 50 foot yellow rubber duck surprised commuters in London, England on Tuesday December 11, 2012 as it sailed up the Thames River.

The 50 foot rubber duck was being pulled up river by a smaller tow boat as part of a PR stunt for an online Bingo site who wants to encourage people to have more fun. The famous Tower Bridge was forced to rise in order to let the large duck down river. Spectators watched in awe and confusion as they watched the giant toy floated from the direction of Canary Warf.

According to London Tonight the duck is to celebrate to launch of Facebook Foundation, hosted by Jackpotjoy.com. The Fundation supports funding and rewards for ideas that encourage the British to have more fun, reports Inquisitr.

Several photos and videos can be viewed online as the duck passes under the Tower bridge and in front of the London Tower itself.

Jackpotjoy wrote on Facebook:

“Did everybody enjoy the #JackpotjoyDuck today? We wanted to do everything we could to help cheer up the Nation. But it doesn’t end there, because now it’s your turn! Putting a giant rubber duck on the Thames is the exact sort of fun we want you to submit to the Jackpotjoy FUNdation. If you send us a video or a picture of you proposing a crazy, wonderful, fun idea that you want to turn into a reality – then, like the #JackpotjoyDuck, we might just do it!”