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Earlier this week Nintendo of Europe teased a Mario myth-busting video in which Shigeru Miyamoto would tackle some of the tales and questions that revolve around the mascot. We expected some light-hearted confirmations and some nudging / winking, and that's what we got.

The video was initially shared by NoE on Twitter, and though some answers are either interesting or well-known, it's the matter of Bowser Jr.s mother that'll confuse and cause mirth in equal measures.

Some comments are already amusingly taking this seriously, which leads to some dark, twisted parts of the mind. Our suggestion is to remember that these are cartoonish and silly video game characters designed solely to entertain us; try not to think of Miyamoto-san's answer literally...