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If picking the Oscars were as much fun as picking March Madness winners, ...it would be a lot more fun. With that in mind, take a look at FilmDrunk’s 2012 Oscars Best Picture Bracket.
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Depression Is Linked to Hyperconnectivity of Brain Regions. In other words, if your brain loses its flexibility, you may be at risk.
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"UFO Phil" wants to be president, but he says he doesn't have to run for the office. Ancient documents from extraterrestrials give him the authority to assume power without an election.
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It's just a flesh wound! Kids recreate the Black Knight scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
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World’s First Test-Tube Hamburger to Be Served in 2012. Laboratory meat grown from bovine stem cells could eventually save animals, farmland, and energy, but will it be tasty?
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Betty or Veronica? Archie must once again take a side when the Occupy movement comes to Riverdale and pits the have-nots against the haves in the comic book town.
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Drawing a dragon with dripping caramel is way beyond my abilities. But I would be able to eat it, artwork or not!
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The Mysterious Mr. Zedzed: The Wickedest Man in the World. Profiteering on war armaments is bad enough, but did he start the war himself?
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Tasers were meant to replace deadly force for police officers, but are more and more used as a shortcut for taking control. Read about 8 unfortunate Tasing incidents.
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Morbid Home Decor. These products will give your guests either smiles on their faces or chills down their backs!

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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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