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This Winnie the Pooh Face Mask Is Way Scarier Than it Should Be

In theory, a Winnie the Pooh-themed face mask sounds like a cute idea. In reality, it's the stuff of Christopher Robin's nightmares. The well-intentioned but dubiously executed product is supposed to make the wearer look like Pooh Bear, but, as you can see, the results aren't exactly as intended. Several pictures of people wearing them have popped up on Twitter, causing some to recoil in horror. 

"These masks are amazing. They make your skin super soft and scare your family all within the span of twenty minutes," one Redditor wrote

As seen in another tweet, there is also what looks to be a Sully (from the 2001 Disney movie Monsters Inc.) face mask that features a menacing row of sharp teeth. With a face like that, Sully will have no problem collecting enough screams to power a whole city. 

We couldn't track down the specific mask for purchase, but it seems similar designs from Disney Store Japan are available on eBay

[h/t Metro]

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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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