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Watch 100 Years of Zombies in Pop Culture in Under Three Minutes

You've probably already seen 100 years of men's hair trends and 100 years of wedding dresses, but the latest take on how style has evolved in the past century is definitely more gore than glamour. In the YouTube video above, created by Xbox, makeup artists recreate the classic looks of zombies from films, video games, and television—starting with Bela Lugosi's White Zombie from 1932 and ending with a look from the upcoming zombie survival game, Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition.

Each new zombie style is paired with information about the character design and characteristics of the undead threats. From drinking special potions to "turn" to being particularly adept at running, the changes over the years are more than just an upgrade in makeup effects. Xbox doesn't list all of the movies or shows that inspired the makeovers shown in the video, but the timeline, appearance, and qualities give the walkers and biters away. See if you can identify each of the zombies in the video 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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