10 of the most fascinating Smurf facts

They’re bijou, blue and quite interesting too! Here's some things you may not know...

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1

Somewhat lacking in stature, the Smurfs can only reach a maximum height the equivalent of three crab apples.

2

Smurfs creator, Pierre Culliford (known as Peyo) decided to become an illustrator after he missed out on an interview to become a dental assistant by 15 minutes.

3

In the Eighties it was possible to enjoy the Smurfs at every mealtime with two breakfast cereals and Smurf pasta on the supermarket shelves.

4

The Smurf Song, released in 1978 by Father Abraham And The Smurfs topped the charts in over 16 countries.

5

Not shy of political controversy; The Smurfs have been accused of living in a totalitarian utopia steeped in Stalinism, Communism, Marxism and Socialism.

6

Over 300 million Smurf figurines have been sold worldwide by German toy manufacturer Schleich.

7

A 2005 UNICEF advertisement showing the destruction of the Smurf village by warplanes was only shown post-watershed to avoid causing upset to young fans.

8

Evidence suggests that all of the male Smurfs are totally bald, which may explain why they are so rarely seen without their hats.

9

In Smurf language the word Smurf has limitless meanings and can be used as a both a verb and a noun rendering their conversations practically incomprehensible to non Smurf-speakers.

10

When Peyo, first came up with the name Schtroumpfs (the original name of The Smurfs) He spent an entire weekend talking in Schtroumpf language with a friend.

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