[NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: The Papa Smurf balloon floats above the street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 in New York City. Despite earlier concerns about the wind, the balloons flew as planned for the parade. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)]

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It's the 50th anniversary of the Smurfs! Did you know that the woodland cartoon characters are blue because of creator Pierre Culliford's wife? "They couldn't be green — they would have vanished in the vegetation. Red would have been too flashy and yellow a bit unfortunate. Only blue was left!" As for Smurf Village, a…