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You Can Peek Inside This Fridge Without Opening It

If you’ve ever found yourself gazing into an open fridge for minutes at a time as precious cool air flows out and wastes energy, this smart fridge may be worth a look. Unveiled by LG Tuesday morning at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as part of the company's signature appliance collection, the fridge features a tinted window over its right panel. In order to take a peek at the contents inside, users can simply knock on the door to activate interior fridge lights.

If you’re looking to further indulge your laziness, you don’t even need to open the refrigerator once you’ve decided what you'd like to eat. By placing your foot at the base of the appliance, a sensor will open the door automatically (this would be a particularly helpful feature when putting away groceries). According to LG, the detector is smart enough to discern pets from people, so you don't need to worry about your cat popping the fridge open every five minutes.

[h/t: Business Insider]

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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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