As today is Mario Day - Mar 10, Mar10 - we thought we'd run down some of the best bits of useless trivia on everyone's favourite plumber.

For example, did you know that Super Mario was - at one point - more recognisable to US children than Mickey Mouse? Not only that, Mario wasn't always a plumber either - early artwork from Donkey Kong, the arcade game made by Nintendo, showed him as a carpenter.

Take a look.