Game over for Mario’s career
Super Mario is no longer a plumber. A newly updated profile on Nintendo’s Japanese website suggests Mario may have lost his job. Because of economic downturn? Or just sheer laziness?
The most famous plumber in the world, Mario was said to have been given his job because he spent a lot of time underground. But not since the original Mario Bros game was the diminutive handyman seen to do any actual pipework.
There are things you expect to come home to after your holidays – a lot of post, perhaps. But a Kent couple, Christine and Terry Pryce, returned from a break and found an arrow through their bathroom window.
When Public Health England was informed of 21 cases of salmonella caused by a local well-known carvery restaurant in the East Midlands, it discovered a nasty case of plumbing in the kitchen.
Having to use the public toilet at railway stations is a pretty grim prospect.