Nintendo's President Was Prohibited From Biking To Work

Biking to work is normally thought of as the healthier option, but one major video game company wouldn't allow their best creative mind to cycle because they were afraid he might go the way of “Frogger.” Shigeru Miyamoto — the brilliant creator of Super Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and many, many more iconic video game franchises, was deemed too important to Nintendo for the company to allow him to bike to work. The 66-year-old intended to become an artist after graduating from college in 1977, but Nintendo approached him about becoming their first artist to create their first video game — Donkey Kong. Through the years, Miyamoto created numerous hit games for the company, and in 2015 he became president of the company following the death of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.