5 obscure Minion facts to impress your kids with

As the Minions take over with their own movie, we’ve got a cheat sheet of yellow factoids to make your kids think you’re really cool (which of course you are…)

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1 There are 5 different Minion hair styles: Bald, buzz cut, sprout, spiky and combed. There are 3 different shapes: small and plump, medium, tall and thin. There are two different eye types: one eye and two eyes. But did you know that tall minions only ever have sprout hair and one-eyed minions are normally small.

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2 Minions speak Minionese, which is a mixture of gibberish and lots of real words from many different languages including French, English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Filipino. One of their favourite phrases is: “Bi-do” which means “I’m sorry”

3 Minions have been to the dentist. In the first Despicable Me movie they had wonky teeth. Their teeth in Despicable Me 2 were beautifully straight – they obviously got the Hollywood treatment.

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4 Bob the Minion has two different coloured eyes (green and brown). This is called heterochromia iridis. Bob joins a number of other famous people who have different coloured eyes including Benedict Cumberbatch, Keifer Sutherland, Simon Pegg and David Bowie. Bob is a mischievous Minion, even by Minion standards. We first met him at the end of Despicable Me 2, and he’s one of the stars of The Minions movie.

  

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5 You can buy minion outfits for dogs. We like it but not sure that your dog will – looky here.

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And here’s the latest trailer for The Minions. Go see!

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