CLOSE

The Quick 10: 10 of the Most Common Place Names in the U.S.

I grew up in a town called Ottumwa and I think it's pretty safe to say that there aren't too many of those scattered across the United States. These 10 places, though, are likely to show up more than once on a cross-country road trip.

10 of the Most Common Place Names in the U.S.

1. Franklin - 37, including five in Wisconsin and three in New York.
2. Salem - 36. I wonder which one is home to the Days of our Lives Salem?
3. Washington - 32, including eight in Wisconsin. Wouldn't that get confusing?
4. Springfield - 32. Guess what? Five in Wisconsin. Springfield, Vermont, was the town chosen to hold the premiere of The Simpsons movie, but in reality, the actual location of The Simpsons' hometown remains a mystery.
5. Clinton - 31, including three in New York and three in Wisconsin.
6. Georgetown - 27, including two in Georgia (makes sense), two in Indiana, and, yes, two in Wisconsin.
7. Greenville - 26. Three in New York, but only one in Wisconsin!
8. Madison - 26.
9. Fairview - 26. Two each in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Kentucky... but none in Wisconsin.
10. Manchester - 25. The biggest of these is Manchester, New Hampshire, with about 110,000 people.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
arrow
video
Tips For Baking Perfect Cookies
5668610549001

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

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
arrow
entertainment
Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked
iStock
iStock

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"
Netflix

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios