Happy Birthday Mario

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame turns 25 today. Crazy.
Super Mario Bros was the first game to be set in Mushroom World, [character creator Shigeru Miyamoto's] long-running and ever-evolving fantasy kingdom. When Mario 'eats' a super mushroom he grows in size and ability. Miyamoto denies that he was influenced by Alice in Wonderland, and instead claims the idea came from enchanted foodstuffs in myths and folklore.
Good on ya Mario -- you've come a long way.