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See What GoldenEye 007 Looks Like With a Modern-Day Makeover

GoldenEye 007 is a Nintendo 64 classic, often cited as one of the most memorable and appreciated first-person shooter games of all time. But when returning to the game today (it was first released in 1997), it's hard not to be distracted by the clunky, outdated graphics. Now you can see what GoldenEye 007 might have looked like if it was made today. YouTuber Jude Wilson used a program called Unreal Engine 4 to recreate part of the game's Facility Map. You can enjoy a nostalgic stroll through the newly redone level and see how slick the maps could have been. UE4 is a game engine created by Epic Games to help developers trade and share their creations. The platform has also been used to recreate classic game characters like Sonic and Kirby.

If you're hungry for more GoldenEye 007, you can always check out the 2010 remake of the game for Wii, and watch a similar recreation project built in Minecraft.

[h/t: Engadget]

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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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