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Life at the DNC
Take a look at the fantastic shots compiled by LIFE at the Democratic National Convention over a handful of decades.

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First World Problems: 1920s Edition
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D'oh
Hackers obtain information about millions of Apple users ... from an FBI laptop.

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A Magician Never Tells. But a Little Kid Named Murray Does.
Two decades ago a little kid named Murray revealed the trick behind magician David Williamson’s card illusion - and he did it on TV. Last year the magic man and his once pint-sized foil were reunited on stage.

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You Wanna Know How I Got This Statue?
A Batman fan makes a stunningly real statue of Heath Ledger’s Joker.

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Pizza Hut’s Squirting Crust & Other Out There Pie Alterations
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RIP: Michael Clarke Duncan
Larger-than-life actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away yesterday. I really liked him. He was a good actor and seemed like an even better guy. Let’s take a second (or 3 to be exact) to take a look at one of my favorite lines delivered by him in the movie Talladega Nights. It’s really fun to yell this randomly at people. In his honor I encourage everyone to yell this at someone today.

Rest in peace, Big Man.

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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked
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Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"
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