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Huh... They Really Are Everywhere

Last week’s Dublin, Ireland, story about the “Minion” character (“They’re Everywhere!” in This is True #1104) is topped only by this week’s. Dublin airport officials confiscated a toddler’s Minion ‘Fart Blaster’ because it’s shaped like a gun, modeled on a weapon used by Minions in the animated film Despicable Me 2. The toy “lights up, makes fart sound effects, and produces a ‘banana-like scent’,” officials noted. Airport security promised to hold the gun and give it back when the family returned from holiday. An airport official noted that “Anything that is a replica gun with a trigger mechanism on it is listed as a prohibited item,” and airport security considered it a “threat.” (RC/Dublin Irish News) ...Definitely a threat: if he had shot that on the plane, other passengers would have killed him.
Original Publication Date: 16 August 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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