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As we know it is possible to jump over the flagpole in Super Mario Bros, are there any secrets or easter eggs beyond them? Growing up I heard rumors that there was a secret pipe if you ran far enough, however I'm skeptical now that I'm older since it appears that it's more of an unintended exploit than a "secret".

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The ability to jump over the flagpole is a glitch. As per the Super Mario Wiki, "In some levels, it is possible to jump over the flagpole. Beyond the flag pole is nothing but an endless path. There is nothing to do; all that can be done is wait for the timer to get to zero. This glitch was fixed in the SNES version of the game."

Source: http://www.mariowiki.com/List_of_glitches_in_Super_Mario_Bros.#Over_the_Flagpole

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Oh hey that's a neat page. Exactly what I was looking for - thanks! –  Gigazelle Aug 19 '13 at 20:04
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