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Nintendo Releases Super Mario Brothers

Super Mario Bros., one of the first side-scrolling platform games, introduced video-game players to expansive worlds that forever changed the way video games were played, perceived, and designed. The game sold approximately 40 million units and holds the Guinness World Record as the best-selling video game of all time. It helped revitalize the floundering video game industry and made Nintendo one of the world's most recognized video-game manufacturers. What is "Minus World?"



May I Take Your Order?

The drive-through system, developed in the US in the 1940s, has revolutionized business practices worldwide. Drive-through establishments provide service to customers who remain in their vehicles throughout the transactions. Typically, orders are taken over a speaker system and are picked up and paid for at a window. This speedy setup can be found at restaurants, banks, pharmacies, and liquor stores worldwide. What unconventional drive-through service is available in Las Vegas, NV?

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Judith Martin: "Miss Manners"

Martin is an American journalist, novelist, and etiquette authority. Since 1978, she has written an advice column that is distributed three times a week by United Features Syndicate and carried in more than 200 newspapers worldwide. Using the pseudonym Miss Manners, she answers etiquette questions contributed by her readers and clarifies the essential qualities of politeness. In 2005, President George W. Bush presented Martin with what award?

Last updated on Thursday, 13th September 2007

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