Relax, Big Bird is big again

Big Bird from Sesame Street is small
(Image credit: Sesame Street Workshop)

The climate crisis, economic woes and conflict in the Middle East were all put into perspective on Twitter this week when the world suddenly faced a genuine crisis. Big Bird from Sesame Street was small. 

People didn't even know what to call the much-loved character any more as, normally measuring 8ft 2in, he was now smaller than a ladybird. It was the biggest crises involving a fictional character since the disappearance of the M&Ms last year. But unlike that case, we've been left mystified as to what it was all about.

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.