I feel pretty stupid right now.

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#1 Posted by Zithe (1060 posts) -

I've been a gamer my entire life, and I JUST now realized that "Warp Pipes"  in Mario games are actually sewage tunnels...because they're plumbers, get it?
 
Is this a commonly overlooked fact, or am I just super slow?

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#2 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

It's a commonly overlooked fact.

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#3 Posted by MisterChief (832 posts) -

Slower than a wet week.

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#4 Posted by captain_awesome (42 posts) -
@Zithe: You should feel very stupid, very stupid indeed..
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#5 Posted by dudeglove (12575 posts) -

To be fair I can't recall any moment from the video games where either Mario or Luigi put their plumbing skills to use.

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#6 Edited by mwng (1041 posts) -

You're New Super Slow Brothers Wii.
 
Fun fact though, Mario was originally going to be a carpenter. What would he use to warp then?

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#7 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1663 posts) -

 It took you THAT long to find out.
 It took you THAT long to find out.
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#8 Posted by mexicanhatboy (140 posts) -
@Zithe said:
" I've been a gamer my entire life, and I JUST now realized that "Warp Pipes"  in Mario games are actually sewage tunnels...because they're plumbers, get it?
 
Is this a commonly overlooked fact, or am I just super slow?
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I think a lost of people overlook it. For a couple of years after I first player Mario, I thought they were plant pots because they had piranha plants in. 
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#9 Posted by Zithe (1060 posts) -
@Lemoncookie01:  Sadly, yes. I mean of course I knew they were pipes that were similar to plumbing, but I never put 2 and 2 together.
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#10 Edited by Valkyr (746 posts) -

Don't feel stupid, I realized last year that SMB 3 art style is meant to ressemble a play (theatre), yeah, the initial curtain lifting wasn't enough for me and I have played SMB 3 since I was 5 (I'm 22 now).

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#11 Posted by paradox121 (343 posts) -
@dudeglove said:
" To be fair I can't recall any moment from the video games where either Mario or Luigi put their plumbing skills to use. "
Technically, the story of the original Mario Bros. is of him having to clean the sewers of all the Koopas and what not.
Though the ratio of jumping on heads to plumbing is pretty uneven.
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#12 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

I always thought they were upside down top hats!
 
Just kidding, you're an idiot.

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#13 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -

Well, you're all wrong. And you're all idiots. 
 
Sewer Tunnels are actually Warp Pipes

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#14 Posted by Geralt (426 posts) -

Plumber? What are you talking about? They're Italian :1

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#15 Posted by ptys (2174 posts) -

Can't say I knew that... pretty sure I did though. It's buried in there somewhere?

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#16 Posted by BeachThunder (14576 posts) -

I guess I never actually thought about it really, especially considering how incoherent most of the series is anyway...

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#17 Posted by HandsomeDead (11853 posts) -

OP is probably the person the instruction DVD and guided mode were designed for.

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