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These Kids Just Can't Figure Out Old-School Film Cameras

The Fine Brothers are at it again! First, they ask kids to try using rotary phones, then the Walkman. Now, they're asking their crew of kids to try to figure out an old school film camera—and the results are as hilarious as you'd expect.

The kids know what they're looking at right away. This camera—a Canon Sure Shot 85 Zoom from 1998—is "pretty ugly," according to one kid, while another comments on how big it is. "I've never seen a camera like this in real life!" one girl says.

When it's time to use the camera is when things really start to get funny, though. Many of the kids hold it up to their faces without turning it on (because most of them can't even figure out how to turn it on).

Most of the kids don't know about film, either: One girl asks if it's "like what they use in the movies" while another says that she's "always wanted to see [it]." They have a tough time loading the film in ("I hope there's a YouTube tutorial for this!"), but to be fair, that was never easy.

They also can't believe that they can't just see their pictures right away and will have to take the film to get it developed. "I don't know how I would have survived!" one girl says, horrified. Getting physical photos, as opposed to digital photos on a computer or phone, is "not cool" and "messed up." One boy asks when "real cameras, where you didn't have to do all of that" came out.

"Did you live with this back then?" one girl asks. "You must be really old." Well, if those of us who had that camera didn't feel that way before, we do now!

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26 Facts About LEGO Bricks

Since it first added plastic, interlocking bricks to its lineup, the Danish toy company LEGO (from the words Leg Godt for “play well”) has inspired builders of all ages to bring their most imaginative designs to life. Sets have ranged in size from scenes that can be assembled in a few minutes to 5000-piece behemoths depicting famous landmarks. And tinkerers aren’t limited to the sets they find in stores. One of the largest LEGO creations was a life-sized home in the UK that required 3.2 million tiny bricks to construct.

In this episode of the List Show, John Green lays out 26 playful facts about one of the world’s most beloved toy brands. To hear about the LEGO black market, the vault containing every LEGO set ever released, and more, check out the video above then subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with the latest flossy content.

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Of Buckeyes and Butternuts: 29 States With Weird Nicknames for Their Residents
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Tracing a word’s origin and evolution can yield fascinating historical insights—and the weird nicknames used in some states to describe their residents are no exception. In the Mental Floss video above, host John Green explains the probable etymologies of 29 monikers that describe inhabitants of certain states across the country.

Some of these nicknames, like “Hoosiers” and “Arkies” (which denote residents of Indiana and Arkansas, respectively) may have slightly offensive connotations, while others—including "Buckeyes," "Jayhawks," "Butternuts," and "Tar Heels"—evoke the military histories of Ohio, Kansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. And a few, like “Muskrats” and “Sourdoughs,” are even inspired by early foods eaten in Delaware and Alaska. ("Goober-grabber" sounds goofier, but it at least refers to peanuts, which are a common crop in Georgia, as well as North Carolina and Arkansas.)

Learn more fascinating facts about states' nicknames for their residents by watching the video above.

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