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Relive Almost Every Rocket Launch of 2015 With This 32-Minute Supercut

The countdown to and subsequent launch of a rocket into space is a very satisfying event to behold, but what happens when you multiply it by 83? The space enthusiast behind the StartyRakiet.pl Vimeo profile tried to answer that question by creating a video compilation of 83 of the 87 orbital launches that took place in 2015, according to Gizmodo. (Four Chinese launches are missing because the creator couldn't find video of them.)

The 83 launches are presented in chronological order, from SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 launch from Cape Canaveral on January 10 to the Gaofen-4 satellite launch aboard the Chang Zheng-3B/G2 rocket on December 28. Each clip includes the rocket name and launch date. In case 32 minutes isn't enough space propulsion for you, a Pastebin text file includes links to each individual full-length video used in the supercut.

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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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