Ontario Giant Rubber Duck Is Counterfeit, Says Artist Who Created Other Giant Rubber Duck 

Craig Samborski’s giant rubber “Mama Duck” sails up the Delaware River between Camden, N.J., and Philadelphia during a tall ships parade in June 2015.Matt Slocum/APThis is the story of a 61-foot-tall duck that is being called a counterfeit of a different giant duck, which itself is a replica of a beloved bath toy.Got that? Here we go.As part of a celebration for Canada’s 150th birthday, Ontario’s provincial government gave a grant to a waterfront festival, which will spend about $150,000 to rent and deploy a 6-story floating duck. The oversize toy weighs 11 tons and will visit six cities in the province.In addition to the typical grumbling you would expect about a government spending money to rent a giant rubber duck, there is also this: The original giant rubber duck maker says the fowl Ontario is getting is a counterfeit bird.

Source: Ontario Giant Rubber Duck Is Counterfeit, Says Artist Who Created Other Giant Rubber Duck : The Two-Way : NPR

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