The real Mario is finally revealed

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The Independent Tech

For anyone who thought that Mario existed only in a fantasy world where plumbers spend their days fighting angry plants and rescuing princesses, think again.

Mario Segale (pictured, in his youth) was the landlord of Nintendo of America – and the inspiration behind the world’s most famous Italian-American pungerwielder. Huge respect to the great man, and to Technologizer. com, the site that tracked down Segale’s long-lost yearbook photo.