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Prehistoric Inca neurosurgery was more than just cutting holes in skulls. As far back as 600 years ago, the success rate was 90%.
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How cool is an anteater among humans? These pictures will make you want to run out and get one of your own!
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The Mars Phoenix Lander is scheduled to touch down on the red planet's north pole on May 25. Scientists are biting their nails and crossing their fingers, because they still don't know what happened to the last polar mission.
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Charles Barkley Does a Ron Burgundy. A classic TelePrompTer prank for which he fell hook, line, and sinker.
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You might train for years and still not build up large muscles. You should do it anyway, because strength and endurance are more important for a long and healthy life.
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Send $10 to the Something Store, and they will send you something. You won't know what it is until you open it, but hey, it's only ten dollars! Free shipping!
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Cool Math: toys for mathematically-minded adults and kids. I don't know what a lot of these things are, but I want to play with them anyway.
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Terrible Bands Names: Fake or Real? Some of these came out of a generator... or maybe all of them, but some have been used by real bands.

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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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