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Watch This Tilt-Shift Video Tour of Miami

Filmmaker Joerg Daiber specializes in creating vibrant timelapse videos of cities around the world. Daiber, who co-founded a production company called spoonfilm, uses a film technique known as tilt-shifting, which makes entire cities look like miniature model towns, filled with toy cars and tiny people. Over the last few years, the filmmaker has created tiny timelapse tours of Chicago, Montreal, Hong Kong and more. His latest tilt-shift masterpiece, "Miami Mice," takes on Magic City, swooping along highways, hovering over beaches, and showing off the bustling destination in meticulous detail.

Like the city itself, Daiber’s tribute to Miami is in constant motion. In one shot, Daiber mounts his camera on the front of a Metromover train, taking the viewer on a rollercoaster ride of the city. Daiber’s urban tour is reminiscent of Disney’s classic “It’s a Small World” attraction, but rather than rebuild the world in miniature, Daiber looks at the real world from a new perspective. 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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