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30 things you didn't know about Mario

Thirty years.

Three full decades of pipes, jumps and Kooper crushing.

Yet as Super Mario Bros. celebrated its big old three zero on 13 September of 2015, we discovered there was still plenty we didn't know about this iconic gaming hero. 

From his Italian roots to his original theme song, here are 30 things you probably didn't know about Mario, his brother Luigi and one of the greatest video game franchises ever created.

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