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Amazing Cover Gives Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters' a Jazz Makeover

Released on their iconic self-titled album (or "Black Album") in 1991, Metallica’s angsty ballad "Nothing Else Matters" is one of the band's most popular songs. This jazzy cover from Postmodern Jukebox will make even longtime Metallica fans feel like they’re hearing it for the first time.

Postmodern Jukebox is known for performing modern hits in the style of old-school artists. Their past covers have included a doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop,” a 1960s girl group rendition of Ellie Goulding’s “Burn,” and a Great Gatsby-era version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” Their latest video above features 15-year-old vocalist Caroline Baran performing classic Metallica in the style of the torch songs of the 1940s.

For a reminder of what the original sounds like, check out the 1992 music video below.

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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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