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How the giant Dublin Minion captured the world’s attention


Erin Van Londen Erin Van Londen

YESTERDAY ALL OF our fears were realised when the Minions finally took Dublin.

At around 3pm the giant inflatable yellow monster broke from from its restraints in a Santry fairground and blew onto the Old Swords Road.

Within hours it had made news headlines worldwide, after being first reported by….

In Sydney

Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Morning Herald

In India

In Hollywood

Hollywood Reporter Hollywood Reporter

In Pennsylvania

Penn Live Penn Live

In the UK

The Guardian The Guardian

Time Magazine spotted a potential pun

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People Magazine used the world ‘snarl’

People People

Mashable said what we were all thinking

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Various images were uploaded several times to the Imgur sharing website

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With captions like…

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And Twitter was all over it, of course

Stay safe out there.

- Written by Emer McLysaght and originally published on

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