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Ok, PLEASE tell me this is a joke. Paper Jorge

I edited it so it had real facts – I guess this can be updated once a month. Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 01:15, 28 August 2007 (EDT)

A lot of wikis use info from the most recently created articles. Perhaps we should adopt this policy. Every week or so someone could browse through every new mainspace article created in the week, and pick out three or fours interesting facts. -- Son of Suns

That sounds cool. Mario riding YoshiXzelionETC
That sounds like it could work, really well. My Bloody Valentine
That sounds like DPL can find all articles created from a certain timepoint...idea forming... Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 23:38, 28 August 2007 (EDT)

Bingo. Unfortunately transcluding content runs a risk of including templates on this page, which made a SUPER big mess when I tested it. A bit long to load, but more custom than Special:Newpages. Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 01:29, 29 August 2007 (EDT)

Moved to MarioWiki:Main Page Maintenance

This is useful for picking out a couple new articles in the week, but I don't think we should have a list of new pages on the front page. It would simply clutter it. -- Son of Suns

Never did I want it to go on the Main Page. I was thinking it would just stay here. Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 17:51, 29 August 2007 (EDT)

Okay now it shows information from both old and new articles, and changes every time you look at it. Tadaa!2.gifPlumberTadaaa!.gif

The page is pretty cool I agree, I will try edit it this Saturday. The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) Love Pit.png 20:07, 1 June 2016 (EDT)

A New Style[edit]

Instead of having only did you Knows from New Articles we should use the <option></option> feature and gather Random (and cool) facts from articles (maybe from Trivia Sections). If we do this we could have different DYKs almost everytime (like with Plumber did here. Mario riding YoshiXzelionETC

I am with you all the way.


I like it the way it is. Not only it makes sure that the information presented there is new on the wiki (assuming it is updated regularly), it is also a nice way to feature recent additions. / Time Questions 13:08, 5 November 2007 (EST)

I'm with ya bro!

Master Crash


Is actually anyone concerned with this template? I ask because it is so rarely updated. Could I just edit myself? --Grandy02 03:54, 20 June 2008 (EDT)

No one is concerned with it at the moment, so please feel free to edit it! (We used to update it once a week (on Saturdays), and used facts from newly-created articles, but unless you want to update it regularly, I think it doesn't matter which articles you take the facts from.) Time Questions 14:33, 20 June 2008 (EDT)

Fawfulized Yoshi?[edit]

Wait, who said it was a yoshi? No one ever confirmed that, and (yes, guidebook reference) that they were shot at one of the brothers by an offscreen monster, and I don't think they mean a Yoshi. Baby Mario Bloops

Ok, if its not official I will change it for "monster" :) --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 17:49, 4 February 2010 (EST)

Ok, heres some trivia that I'll give BLOF on Saturday when its time to update. I will delete this once I memorize it. 22360415-149x149-0-0 ++The+SpongeBob+SquarePants+Movie.jpg Boo der dash 180px-MaskedDedede.png

Whats the point of this template? Its not on any articles! A Star Coin' MileyCyrusSoulja Artwork of the Mario Cap from Super Mario 64 DS

Have you bothered checking the main page? >_> --FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!
XD! Ignorance is hilarious :) Marioguy1 (talk)

Fake info[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the first Mario platformer game to feature multiplayer co-op at the same time since Mario Bros..

WTF? What about NSMB??? No? There's a lot of Mario games with that feature. (I remember like 3 already) SWFlashSWFlash.svg

NSMB has Multiplayer Co-op? --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 18:19, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
It says Mario PLATFORMER, which are only DK, DKJ, MB, SMB, SMB2, SMBLL, SMB3, SMW, SMW2, SML, SML2, SM64, SMS, SM64DS, SMG, SMG2, NSMB, and NSMBW. Most of the sidescrollers have multiplayer rotational, Super Mario 64 DS is multiplayer vs, not co-operative, and SMG/SMG2 is not direct co-op, as normal co-op means that both players are equal, which one player lacks a character completely in the Galaxy games. ***Super!~Nickno 21:03, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Dr. Mario[edit]

It should say "21 years", not "11 years". Flicky1991 05:10, 5 May 2012 (EDT)


Im just curious, do only administrators get to write the Did You Know? column? Mario using a HammerCalapso Koopa 12.gif - It's a me, Mario! - Mario.gif

I believe that Lindsay151 is in charge of updating it but others can fix mistakes. Raven Effect (talk)

Users can update the template, i just do it snice no one else does. Alien Bunny Sprite.pngL151Onnanoko

Well then, can i do once? only once? ItsameMario 00:14, 7 July 2012 (EDT) Mario using a HammerCalapso Koopa 12.gif - It's a me, Mario! - Mario.gif

As i said, users can update the template, every Saturdays. So Yes.

Alien Bunny Sprite.pngL151Onnanoko

Mario's age - any source ?[edit]

According to the current Did You Know, Mario is stated to be 26 in his trophy description in the Japanese version of SSBM. But do we have any source for that ? A Google search gives nothing, and even this wiki doesn't have this info stated anywhere else. Koopalmier 08:29, 3 June 2012 (EDT)


Angry Aztec, like Fungi Forest, doesn't feature lava. This should merit the trivia's deletion or, we should mention Angry Aztec as a level that doesn't feature lava. BNK [E|T|C] 04:23, 9 September 2012 (EDT)

Is this correct?[edit]

"In the Paper Mario series, the maximum amount of coins which can be carried at a time is 999." From my knowledge, the maximum amount of coins which can be carried at a time in Paper Mario: Sticker Star is 9999, so is this sentence correct? -World of Freak ? Block

No, it isn't. Just a few days ago, I had 1028 coins. I don't know what the maximum is, but it's more than 999. Mario4Ever (talk)
Its 9999 coins, FYI. NSMBU Goomba Artwork.png Goomba (talk · edits) 02:03, 19 February 2013 (EST)

SUGGESTION: A page of previous DidYouKnow entries[edit]

I know I can just go to the history and individually check these pieces of nice trivia, but why not have a page dedicated to listing down all the DidYouKnow entries from the past to the present? It would have all the entries in a convenient matter and it increases guests and users the chance to click on the article links for more info. Sort it down by user contribution, what date it was issued, etc. It would be nice to look back, and hopefully not rehash the same pieces of trivia and get away with it. I can do it if anyone else doesn't do it. --RAP.pngRAP... 01:20, 10 May 2013 (EDT)

Why not make a proposal about it?
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 22:02, 10 May 2013 (EDT)
It has been a while since I came into this wiki; even more so with making a proposal. This type of decision would be unanimous because it's a small part of the wiki and doesn't impact anything heavily, just adds stuff. I feel that making proposals are suited for drastic changes (or proposals that are sent out to due to massive opposition; controversial proposals usually have the votes neck to neck, almost 50-50). For instance, I made a proposal long ago along with Knife regarding a reform of how proposals are archived. It passed...and just like the image-replace-a-thon list of 2010, the proposal archive reform became lost in time. Check out me and Knife's work: User:RAP/test4. I'm going to have to talk to Knife (talk) on continuing this...and I just commented on the discussion in MarioWiki_talk:Proposals#Proposal_Archives and made progress without me. Regardless, I may explore on making a proposal after I'm done dumping my work in the wiki if there's no way to bypass it. --RAP.pngRAP... 01:14, 11 May 2013 (EDT)
I think it would be cool to look back at it, as long as it is updated often. Webkinz Mania (talk) 18:09, 18 May 2013 (EDT)
What about a Forum discussion?
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14:07, 25 July 2013 (EDT)

How about this fact: Mario can be heard singing/humming the series' theme song in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Super Mario 3D Land. --SuperMarioFan64 (talk) 21:30, 27 May 2013 (EDT)

I came here to suggest this. I think we should reopen the debate!
Banon (talk · edits) 20:12, 28 December 2015 (EST)

All the content already exists on the wiki itself (unlike polls): all an archive will do is create a redundant second copy of random Trivia points. One that'll then fall out of date as new information changes or invalidates many of the old points. It'd be an unnecessary waste of server space and editing time to create and manage (such as fixing broken links from moves pages, etc.). Just enjoy it for the ephemeral half-minute of entertainment that it is. - Walkazo 20:31, 28 December 2015 (EST)
All right then.
Banon (talk · edits) 07:34, 29 December 2015 (EST)


How about this: "Mario Strikers Charged is the only Mario spin-off to get a rating above E. --SuperMarioFan64 (talk) 19:04, 4 June 2013 (EDT)

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team also holds that honor so... I don't think it's really that notable. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
    • What you said is an RPG; what I said is a main spin-off. --SuperMarioFan64 (talk) 20:26, 5 June 2013 (EDT)

Well... Which was the FIRST to get an above E rating? DoubleDoubleJ (talk) 23:27, 2 January 2014 (EST)

New Trivia Idea[edit]

So I figured this one out all on my own and thought it was interesting. I was wondering what to do with my poison mushrooms, and I though, 'Hey, what would happen if I put them in a Pauperization Block?' It turns out if you put three poison mushrooms in a paperization block, you get three shiny leaf stickers!!! Not only is that pretty interesting, it can actually help a LOT since I'm pretty sure you can get poison mushrooms for like three coins. If anyone wants to figure out the profit you get, that'd help too! DoubleDoubleJ (talk) 23:32, 2 January 2014 (EST)

April Fools![edit]

Time for April Fools Day 2014!

For April Fools Day, we need to have fake news (presumably good news that will get excitement) with links to pages that would be created, fake or bad trivia, bad poll, and a fake featured article. Please post some ideas below that can be used tomorrow! Artwork of Bowser in Fortune Street (also used in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games)M a r i oArtwork of the Lucky Seven symbol.(talkϟedits) 18:38, 31 March 2014 (EDT)

Did they did Black Jewel?[edit]

SPOILERS:Did you put the Black Jewel already? 17:52, 2 April 2014 (EDT)

Not copying/possesing Bowser?[edit]

Princess Shroob and Fawful are currently the only two main antagonists in the Mario & Luigi games who do not possess, copy, or otherwise use Bowser.

About that, didn't Bowser eat that shroob mushroom that possesed him and turned him into an easy final-final boss?
And wasn't Fawful responsible for Dark Bowser, the final boss of Bowser's inside story? I suggest that the word "directly" is added. Sudowoodo.pngSudowoodo(talk)Sudowoodo.png 09:26, 14 September 2014 (EDT)

This is right. Go ahead. Everyone likes Bowser, I see... YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIArtwork of Plessie with the four playable characters, from Super Mario 3D World.

No did you knows this Saturday![edit]

No did you know things had been added this Saturday. 12:16, 12 October 2014 (EDT)


April Fools,Make Waluigi take over this crap! (Add sig here)
The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Why was the protection level changed?[edit]

Why was the protection level of this page changed to admins only? It's not like it's plagued with vandals. Plus, even if admins are the only ones able to add facts, us autocomfirmed users still can still fix minor mistakes (such as typos) and help out. It seems inconvenient to add a new header under the discussion page every time we see a tiny spelling, grammatical, formatting, or factual mistake. Andymii (talk) 07:39, 4 April 2015 (EDT)

My sentiments exactly. The first fact in this incarnation is written poorly:
Mario Party 2 (pictured), is the only installment from the Nintendo 64 to be release on the Virtual Console.
It should be:
Mario Party 2 (pictured) is the only Mario Party installment for the Nintendo 64 to be released on the Virtual Console.
RickTommy (talk) 07:11, 24 May 2015 (EDT)

I changed the protection setting for the April Fool joke and forgot to revert it afterwards. Mea culpa, it's been fixed. --Glowsquid (talk) 12:42, 24 May 2015 (EDT)

Can anyone[edit]

Fix the edit I made? Arceus (talk) 13:10, 23 April 2016 (EDT)

If you don't know how to edit the page correctly, it might be best to practice this elsewhere, like your own userpage or sandbox. I reverted the edits you made back to the original one made by Toco Bell because they weren't well made and some were wrong. Also, you can't expect to just make edits so someone can fix them for you. You are expected to learn and correct the mistakes you make yourself. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:12, 23 April 2016 (EDT)

Bowser Jr.'s Bandana[edit]

Has it been confirmed anywhere that the image on Bowser Jr.'s bandana is of his father's mouth? Is there any truth to that, or is it just speculation? BNK [E|T|C] 15:19, 20 September 2016 (EDT)

Hi there. The information was recently confirmed by Nintendo Japan's official website. The text and translation by one of our users may be found here.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 17:55, 20 September 2016 (EDT)
OK, thank you. BNK [E|T|C] 19:34, 20 September 2016 (EDT)


Shouldn't this have been updated a couple days ago? The last update was on September 30.
Ultimate Mr. L without the emblem behind him (for my signature) Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 17:09, 9 October 2017 (EDT)

Yeesh, yeah. Anything you want to include? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:10, 9 October 2017 (EDT)
Nothing specifically, I just noticed that it was due to be changed. If you can't think of anything, I could throw together some trivia.
Ultimate Mr. L without the emblem behind him (for my signature) Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 17:38, 9 October 2017 (EDT)
Updated. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:01, 9 October 2017 (EDT

Admin or not?[edit]

Who the heck is allowed to edit this? I get the feeling that I'm not, but I'm gonna ask anyway. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:05, 4 November 2017 (EDT)

Anyone is free to edit it, as long as they are autoconfirmed. More information can be found here. --A sprite of a Flame Chomp from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.TheFlameChomp (talk) 22:08, 4 November 2017 (EDT)
Curse you, edit conflicts!! Okay, just had t get that off my chest. As I was saying...
Any autoconfirmed user is allowed to edit this, but make sure you choose your fun facts carefully. Remember, If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then don't submit it here. If your facts are poorly formatted, false, or just not interesting, expect them to be changed. The template is updated every Saturday. I just did it, so you'll have to wait until next week to edit it.
Ultimate Mr. L without the emblem behind him (for my signature) Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 22:12, 4 November 2017 (EDT)

All right, thanks, because I found some information that I'd like to add here. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:12, 4 November 2017 (EDT)

The Wario franchise is the first franchise created by Nintendo to feature a villain/antihero as the main protagonist.[edit]

Wouldn't the Donkey Kong franchise technically count as that? --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 21:31, 11 August 2018 (EDT)

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 beats out Donkey Kong Country by eleven months. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:36, 11 August 2018 (EDT)

No Update?[edit]

The template hasn’t been updated in two weeks. Should someone write some new facts? Power Flotzo (talk) 12:00, June 8, 2019 (EDT)

This should be updated every week, so yes. Obsessive Mario Fan (talk) 12:16, June 8, 2019 (EDT)
If you gather some interesting trivia from the wiki, you can even update the template yourself. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 12:17, June 8, 2019 (EDT)
This template is easily forgotten...
If you find it hasn't been updated in a while, you are more than welcome to see what you can find! Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:21, June 8, 2019 (EDT)
Here's something: "In an interview, the developers of Yoshi's Crafted World said the game is supposed to take place in a kindergarten class within the Mario universe." It's from the article's trivia section. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 12:22, June 8, 2019 (EDT)

Proposed MAJOR change[edit]

I saw that the DYK/trivia section is different than the English Wikipedia. I'd like for this to change a lot. The enwiki version is better, this one's making it more bitey that some content won't load. The new one exactly looks like this:

Mario Kart 64 No Trophy.png
  • ... that in Mario Kart 64 (pictured), when the player finishes 4th or less, a bomb kart appears, and it explodes?
  • ... that Super Mario 3D World has the most traditional power-ups in any Mario platformer thus far, with eighteen power-ups?
  • ... that Charles Martinet had never heard of Mario or Nintendo at the time of his audition?
  • ... that Rosalina and Dry Bowser are the only playable characters in Mario Kart Wii to not appear in Mario Super Sluggers?

Wariokart63 (talk) 20:00, September 6, 2019 (EDT)

Not every wiki has to do things the same way. You also didn't specify exactly what needed to be changed, which only elicits the idea that you just want it to look like on the Wikipedia, which is unnecessary. We do things our way, they do things their way. Opposing unless more info is given. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 20:24, September 13, 2019 (EDT)
Yeah, I don't really get what you mean. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 01:47, September 14, 2019 (EDT)


Is it just me, or are most of the recent tidbits of info (like the bomb kart thing) either poorly-written or reused? Would a DYK Committee be necessary to keep all the reused from a few weeks ago or poorly-written (or Arceus forbid, both) tidbits? We've got a Poll Committee for this exact reason. I fail to see why it shouldn't be the same here. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 20:14, September 20, 2019 (EDT)

I per this. Before there were even trivia that was unsourced (that needed to be). We don't want false information and/or poor writing being on the front page. Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 21:17, September 20, 2019 (EDT)
The discussion is now on the forums. Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 21:47, September 20, 2019 (EDT)

Would it be necessary if the committee were to work on the featured article and news sections as well? I don't think committees for each individually would work, but we could have a whole Main Page committee (with the poll committee still being separate). --DeepFriedCabbage 22:03, September 20, 2019 (EDT)

Please discuss all of this on my sandbox talk page, as the proposal is in my sandbox. I don't know if News/FA would be necessary. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 22:06, September 20, 2019 (EDT)
There, proposed it. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 10:59, September 21, 2019 (EDT)
Okay, since the proposal was rubbish doomed to fail a bad idea, I had Alex95 cancel it (as it had been around for four days). I'll be doing general quality control like before, just with a new title. TheDarkStar is a DYK Brigadier nowSprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 21:00, September 27, 2019 (EDT)


A few notes at the top (obviously in <noinclude> tags) might be a good idea. They would say something about notability, something about sources, and/or something about good writing - this is on the main page, after all! Anyway, I'd like to hear the userbase's thoughts on this. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 23:53, September 27, 2019 (EDT)

I think that'd be good. What's noteworthy is probably subjective, though, so no real guidelines come to mind at the moment. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 10:55, October 1, 2019 (EDT)

Okay, I thought this over for a while, and I have a draft for the proposed guidelines.

  • Facts must be reasonably notable: facts such as "Mario can jump" or "Bomb cars explode" are not examples of notability.
  • Facts must not be lengthy: long walls of text for each fact just make the template take up too much space on the main page.
  • Facts must be related to the Mario series: Since this is a Mario wiki, facts such as "Kirby inhales things" or "Marth has a sword" are not permitted.
  • Facts cannot be reused within three months of their original posting: Reused facts simply make us look lazy. Let's not do that.

TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 00:05, January 4, 2020 (EST)


Why is this to be only updated once every week? TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 10:44, October 1, 2019 (EDT)

Anything less would be too frequent. Anything more would make it seem like we don't really care for the template. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 10:55, October 1, 2019 (EDT)

Update the facts[edit]

These facts have been here since mid-October and they need to be changed. FireyYoshi (talk) 09:09, November 9, 2019 (EST)FireyYoshi