Excitement over a promotional stunt for Hendrick's Gin soon fizzled out when a giant cucumber travelling across Sydney Harbour in the name of the brand suddenly toppled off its mooring and burst open.
In the video above, filmed by a local woman, Vanessa Chapman-Steer, workers in a nearby building can be heard marvelling at the large inflatable cucumber, a popular garnish used in gin drinks.
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However, the thrill doesn't last long. Soon enough, the giant vegetable rips open and deflates into the water, triggering hysterical laughter from onlookers.
"Working in picturesque #barangaroo you have the benefit of panoramic #Sydney harbour views. Today, we were surprised to watch the worlds largest cucumber curteousy [sic] of #hendriksgin floating on the harbour. And we were treated to this hilarious promo disaster," Chapman-Steer said in a Linkedin post alongside the video.