Redditor TestZero posted a list of ten bits of Super Mario Bros. 3 trivia from Imgur this weekend. And even after watching basically every DidYouKnowGaming and spending entirely way too much time on the internet in general, I didn't know most of these.

Here are my favorites:

  • The Koopa Kids are named and based on several influential musicians. Lemmy Kilmister, Ludwig von Beethoven, Roy Orbison, Wendy O. Williams, Iggy Pop, Larry Mullen Jr. and Morton Downey Jr.
  • The item you get from chests is generated when you enter a mushroom house, so which chest you pick makes no difference.
  • Chain Chomps can escape if he tugs on his chain 49 times.

Check here for the full list.

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