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Watch This Vertigo-Inducing 360-Degree Tree-Climbing Video

Adventurer, filmmaker, and nature lover Allan Dixon makes jaw-dropping 360-degree videos of his many strange excursions. He's produced videos of himself surrounded by lemurs and biking through Ireland. Thanks to him, you can even experience what it's like to be at the center of a stampede of chickens.

In his latest video, Dixon takes his filmmaking to new heights, attaching a 360-degree GoPro rig to his helmet as he climbs a 75 meter (approximately 246 feet) tree in Warren National Park, just outside of Pemberton in Western Australia. Viewers can control their perspective while watching the video, adjusting the screen to look up as Dixon moves through the branches, or glancing down to see the forest floor rapidly receding. The video is vertigo-inducing to be sure—and Dixon climbs without ropes—but it also shows off some pretty breathtaking views. Check it out above.

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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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