Friday, October 21, 2016

Netflix, Thy Name Is Mediocrity

Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: You're not imagining how bad Netflix's movie selection is, suddenly getting a lot of money will you sad, and animals are good at looking stupid.
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WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
Netflix's US Library Is Quantifiably Bad, And Other Facts
digg.com
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: You're not imagining how bad Netflix's movie selection is, suddenly getting a lot of money will you sad, and animals are good at looking stupid.
THE HIGHWAY TO HELL WAS REAL
The Fight To Save America From Satan's Subliminal Rock Messages
atlasobscura.com
On April 27, 1982, members of the California Assembly's Consumer Protection and Toxics Committee gathered in Sacramento to hear Robert Plant endorse Satan.
BANISHING THE 'DEMONS'
Metal Bands Are Going Through Hell In Russia
noisey.vice.com
From verbal harassment to bomb threats, touring metal musicians are catching a lot of flack from Russian Orthodox activists for their devilish aesthetics.
FIRE PITS WE DIGG | SPONSORED
Maybe The Most Unique Fire Pit Ever
kickstarter.com
The fine folks at Solo Stove have created their largest design yet, and it pushes the limits of both combustion airflow efficiency and minimalist outdoor design. There's four days left to back in on Kickstarter, so check it out now.
YOU'RE SAYING THERE'S A CHANCE
NET GAIN, METS LOSS
I Gambled On Last Year's World Series And Took Home $2.5 Million
melmagazine.com
"Vegas" Dave Oancea won $2.5 million in 2015 when he bet that the Kansas City Royals would win the World Series. It's the largest futures bet win in sports gambling history.
READ IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED 'VEEP'
What Happens If The Electoral College Ties?
mentalfloss.com
If there is a tie in the Electoral College, the race for president gets sent to the House of Representatives, where the top three candidates are decided by each state's delegation as a statewide block. But things can get weirder.
A TISKET, A TASKET
The Desperate Gamble Of Scottie Nell Hughes, World's Most Loyal Trump Surrogate
gq.com
Like the rest of Trump's devoted street team, Hughes spends her days evangelizing The Donald with a relentless series of appearances on TV. But why? And what if he loses?
SPACING OUT
GOING WITH THE FLOW
Where Does Our Arrow Of Time Come From?
medium.com
The past is gone, the future not yet here, only the present is now. But why does it always flow the way it does for us?
ALL FROM NOTHING
Could Our Universe Have Arisen From A Black Hole?
forbes.com
It's not as crazy an idea as you might think.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
NEVER PARALLEL PARK MANUALLY AGAIN
Watch A Fully-Autonomous Tesla Drive Itself Around Town And Parallel Park Itself
digg.com
Elon Musk announced Wednesday that all new Tesla models will be shipped with Autopilot capable of Level 5 (that is, fully) autonomous driving, although that option won't be enabled until regulators approve it. The future is here, folks.
IN THE NEWS
Trump: I'll Accept The Results Of This Historic Election... If I Win
Karena Virginia Becomes 10th Woman To Accuse Trump of Sexual Misconduct
Hillary And Trump Roast Each Other At The Al Smith Dinner
STD Rates Hit Record High In US As Screening Clinics Are Closing
Take a chance today. You probably won't end up with $2.5 million but, hey, ya never know!

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