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Morning Cup of Links: Old Movies, Dictators, and Fish

Apparently coloring your hair with chalk is a thing. I wonder what these folks' shirts looked like a few minutes after the pictures were taken.
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Early 20th-Century Fishing Photographs from Florida. That was back when fish were this big and men made sure there was a photographic record of it.
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Tips for winning at Battleship.
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15 ‘Adorable’ Halloween Costumes For Kids That Are Actually Quite Horrifying. The good news is that most of them are too young to understand what they are wearing.
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Enjoy a Halloween light show set to Marilyn Manson's version of "This is Halloween." Guaranteed to repel tricksters, trick-or-treaters, and all your neighbors.
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11 Best Bits From Rod Stewart’s New Autobiography. There, now aren't you glad you don't have to read the whole thing?
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Fidel Castro says he's not dead. Pictures show him partying quite heartily for an 86-year-old, but he's been known to mislead us at times.
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The 10 best films of the 1890s. They're heavy on effects, light on dialogue, and all available thanks to YouTube.
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The OSU marching band tries to top their video game routine with a halftime show featuring dancing aliens, UFOs, time travel, and a dig at Michigan. Any show that starts with "O Fortuna" will catch my attention.
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Why popular kids make more money as adults. Geez, will we ever get beyond high school?
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The Electoral College Survival Guide. It's like no other college you've ever applied to.

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Tips For Baking Perfect Cookies
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Perfect cookies are within your grasp. Just grab your measuring cups and get started. Special thanks to the Institute of Culinary Education.

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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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