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Mario has a Spanish street named after him, breakability of bricks currently unconfirmed

Today's awesome but pointless news story goes as follows: The Spanish suburb of Zargoza has named a street in a new residential development Avenida de Super Mario Bros. in tribute to the greatest series of platform games in all of time. Mario seems very happy about it. And the town council seems to have plans for more video game suburbs in the future.

The street is part of a new neighbourhood being built to provide homes for 20-35-year-old first-time buyers. And the best bit? The naming was made not by some stealth-geek who has infiltraded the council, but by the people themselves. Video games won a online poll to select the theme of the still-in-construction neighbourhood's street names, and now there are plans for roads named after Sonic, Space Invaders and Zelda. Better keep the Mario and Sonic ones fairly far apart though, in case any warring fanboys decide to take the fight to their postcodes. The last thing we need is '90s playground fights turning into all-out turf wars.

Also, we came up with an amazing 'the names in Spain stay mainly with the games' pun in the office meeting this morning. Just thought you might like to know.

Thanks, CNN!

9 comments

  • grayguwapo - November 11, 2010 6:34 a.m.

    woohoo... that's awesome... if they name a street Final Fantasy, I'd get a property there, hehehe...
  • Crimmy - November 10, 2010 4:26 a.m.

    Thumbs up for My Fair Lady reference! No, screw that. It sucked.
  • Nap1400 - November 9, 2010 9:42 p.m.

    Hey, it says in the actual news that they're making a Legend of Zelda street, too! Try thinking of some names for that.
  • 510BrotherPanda - November 9, 2010 6:01 p.m.

    @garnsr I second you opinion. Luigi never gets enough love, poor guy.
  • GameManiac - November 9, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    You aren't TRULY famous until you have a street named after you.
  • garnsr - November 9, 2010 3:58 p.m.

    Hey now, it's not named after Mario, it's named after the Mario Brothers. Why no love for Luigi?
  • KnightDehumidifier - November 9, 2010 2:40 p.m.

    That's nothing, Sony Computer Entertainment spoke with travelers and trailblazers from the earliest advances of travel to name most of the world Uncharted Territory, to advertise the brand new Playstation 3 Unchated: Drake's Fortune, which is set to be released sometime a millenia or two after that ad campaign.
  • AxiamWolfe - November 9, 2010 1:31 p.m.

    Wow. Super Mario Bros Avenue? When they gonna find an unnamed valley and call it Blood Gulch?
  • Rascanuvols - November 9, 2010 1:18 p.m.

    Zaragoza is a city, not a suburb. It's got 700.000 inhabitants, and it's the capital city of a Comunidad Autónoma. The street is in a suburb IN Zaragoza.

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