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Google 'Thanos' and watch in horror as half your search results go up in dust

Beside Game of Thrones, the most talked about topic these past few weeks has been Avengers: Endgame. While I've yet to see the movie, I am petrified at the thought of Thanos... The villain decimated half of the universe's population in one go at the end of Infinity War, and to say I'm not a fan is an understatement. But there's still some fun to be had with the concept behind his character, and Google is not far from a subtle chuckle to celebrate geek culture.

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Google Rings Super Mario Bros' 30th Birthday With A Cutely Nostalgic Easter Egg

I remember being 6 or 7 years old and anxiously waiting for my cousins to visit us so I could take my shiny Nintendo NES console from its box, hook it to our 14" Sony TV, and play with them a few rounds of Super Mario Bros or Contra. I don't think we ever got past the third or fourth world on one run, but we did use the secret warp pipes to move to later worlds.

Apparently, Super Mario Bros was released the same year that I was (ha!) in 1985, and it celebrated its 30th birthday yesterday, September 13. To wit Google has decided to give all of us a nostalgic easter egg when performing a search for "Super Mario Bros." Whether it's from a mobile or your desktop browser, you'll see a knowledge graph card donned with Mario's signature question mark brick.

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