However, if you manage to launch yourself and land on the top of the flagpole, you can actually get a free life!
The age saw flagpole sitting public goldfish swallowing and other outdoor marathons to generate ballyhoo.
At the urging of the famous painter Jacques Louis David, the blue is always on the hoist side, closest to the flagpole.
Flagpoles for 1Ups: Just like in the original Mario Bros, you get a certain number of points depending on where you jump onto the flagpole at the end of a stage.
A. You need planning permission from your local council to erect a flagpole.