Over the years, we’ve come to accept the fact that Mario is quite the gifted plumber. For example, he’s able to leap tall buildings in a single bound… wait, no, that’s someone else.

But seriously, have you ever questioned how Mario is able to seemingly defy gravity and jump so high or if it’d even be possible on any planet?

PBS has. Their Space Time channel recently put Mario’s kangaroo-like jumping abilities to the test by measuring the height and hang time of his jump in Super Mario World. If you’re a science geek (or perhaps a huge Mario fan), you’ll love the contents of this video.

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