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Today's Kids Aren't Into Vintage Power Rangers

Kids today just don't appreciate the classics, as you'll see when you watch the Fine Bros' latest video, in which children diss the first iteration of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Unlike a lot of these videos (which have the kids handling old technology they've never seen before), this time the kids know exactly what they're dealing with—there have been a lot of Power Rangers shows. Still, most of them haven't seen this version before. "It looks like Transformers!" one boy says, while a girl notes that "It looks so cheesy." The kids complain about how the same thing happens in essentially every episode ("Wouldn't you get bored?" one asks), note many times that it's "old," and say that the creators "didn't put as much money and effort into it."

The kids' minds are blown when they find out that Power Rangers is more than 20 years old. When the Fines note that they were "about your age" when Power Rangers came out, jaws literally drop. "I didn't know it was that old!" one girl says.  

They're also pretty surprised when the Fine Bros tell them that lots of the Power Rangers fighting footage comes from the Japanese show Kyouryuu Sentai Jurenja. Some think it's pretty cool, but one girl does cry, "Why would you do that, Power Rangers?!?"

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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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