Winter is just around the corner which means that Sundays are transmogrified into days of warm blankets, log fires and catching up on the week’s events while battening down the hatches against the cold. Which is why it’s the perfect time of year to kick off a new regular feature on htxt.africa: Things we learned from the internet this week. It’s a dumping ground for the trivia and essential knowledge that we didn’t have time to write or even Tweet about, but feel we should share with you all the same.

And the net did giggle. Don’t get the joke? Watch this.

This week’s bonus prize goes to Lungelo, who showed how depressingly young she is (for those of us depressingly old anyway) with this frank admission:

I leared that Mario and Luigi are Italian men and not Mexican. I’ve always assumed these two were from south of the US, I could perhaps blame this on the fact I haven’t played the game since my brother’s TV game got broken back in 2001, but hey, at least now I know for sure.

[Image – CC by Stian Rødven Eide]
Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar, Wired.co.uk, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.