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Quack: Just round the corner these yellow ducks are part of mobile phone giant O2's current assault.
Quack: The yellow ducks are part of a series of public knitting interventions.
Open Council assistants have produced a short film to document the tension created by the presence of the two sets of yellow ducks.

It was a case of 'yellow duck white elephant' at the monument as a series of 'public ducks' emerged to advertise the 'Newcastle Science Fest 10' event. But the big question that has gone unanswered regards the O2 advertising campaign that also features yellow ducks. Officials have so far refused to confirm or deny links between the science ducks and the telephone ducks but commentators suggest that the chances of the two marketing teams both coming up with yellow duck themes at the same time is a million to one.

The Open Council are pushing both 'Newcastle Science Fest 10' and O2 to release a statement to clear up the confusion and confirm weather there is a combined marketing campaign underway. If so why is it secret and if not who is responsible for the two duck mix up?

Yellow Duck, White Elephant.