Help Sean Kerr Beat Leukemia

Friends and Flossers,

Sean Kerr is the four-year-old nephew of fellow mental_floss blogger Erica and myself. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past Valentine's Day. He is kicking this cancer's ass like it's his job, but the hospital stays, the procedures, the chemotherapy, and everything that comes with it have taken a financial toll on Erica's sister and brother-in-law. To help ease the burden, a bunch of Sean's family and friends are throwing a beef-and-beer on September 18th at the United German-Hungarian Club in Oakford, PA, with all proceeds from the event going directly to Sean's parents.

If you're in the Philadelphia area, we'd love for you to join us. For just $35 (in advance, $40 at the door) we've got all-you-can-eat grub and all-you-can-drink beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. We're also raffling off a ton of cool stuff, including Flyers tickets, signed Eagles gear, cases of local beer, two enormous baskets of cheer, restaurant and museum gift certificates, and even some mental_floss shirts and books.

If you're not close to Philly but still want to do a little something help Sean, we're taking monetary donations at Get Well Sean and really appreciate any little bit you can give.

Erica and I hope to meet some of you on the 18th!

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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked

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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