The most iconic power-up of all time?

A student at Carnegie Mellon University known only as 'Theyab' has produced a seriously cool faux-medical manual for his/her Communication Design Fundamentals class, and rather than keep this awesome document in the classroom, they've posted it online for us all to chuckle at.

The manual explains the various side-effects of different items featured in the Super Mario Bros. series, including The Super Leaf, The Fire Flower and of course the beloved Super Mushroom.

Check out Kotaku's gallery for the full document. Education can be fun, folks!