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If you've been following along with our daily Today I Discovered posts, you would know that I am a sucker for disappearances and weird mysteries. The Lost Colony of Roanoke is certainly one of those weird mysteries. In 1587, John White left the North American Roanoke colony for England. When he returned, three years later - the 115 colonists he left behind had vanished.

We still don't know exactly what happened to them.

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There are various reasons you might want to delete certain shows and movies from your Netflix viewing history. Maybe you "Netflix cheated" on your partner and want to hide the evidence. Maybe your kids keep using your account to watch crap about ponies and mermaids. Or maybe you accidentally clicked on Adam Sandler's Jack And Jill and need to erase this horrifying blot from existence.

Here's how to delete all those Netflix mistakes from your profile forever.

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After years of paltry data inclusions in our phone plans, we've all been conditioned to be weary of watching video on our phones. We turn off auto-play videos in Facebook and Instagram, and if we watching TV on our phones, we make sure we download it over WiFi before we leave the house.

The stupid thing about this is that for many of us, our smartphone screen is one of the best screens we own. With high pixel density and some of the world's best screen tech, often our 5-inchers are better than our 50-inchers.

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Netflix's worldwide streaming dominance is wholly dependent on the strength of its original content. Fortunately for subscribers, a bunch of hot new shows are slated to appear next year. Here are ten compelling titles you might not have heard about - including one from Australia.

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The holiday season can be a saccharine overload - consider the case of heiress Sunny von Bulow, who fell into a comatose state from which she'd never wake following a 1982 Christmas celebration. Authorities accused her husband Claus of attempting to murder her by injecting her with insulin. Claus maintained that Sunny had, like so many of us during the holiday festivities, merely overindulged - in her case with an eggnog/barbiturate cocktail.

One jury found Claus guilty. Another found him innocent. Sunny died, still in a coma, in 2008. A very good movie, Reversal of Fortune, was made about the whole thing. It's a much better movie than Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, or any other Christmas movie I can think of except maybe Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

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2017 was stacked with TV shows you did love - Stranger Things returned, Big Little Lies had people talking and I've heard enough about Twin Peaks from our Managing Editor to last me a lifetime. Crazy that with all this great TV, no one talked about Young Sheldon, right?

Here's eight TV shows you might have missed this year (this list definitely doesn't include Young Sheldon).

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I imagine that upon first accessing the US Netflix library, most Australians begin to belt out the classic Aladdin jam “A Whole New World” - it truly is like stepping into an alternate, content-filled universe of TV and movies. Unfortunately, since Netflix cracked down on VPNs at the beginning of 2016, its been much harder to access the US library, but fret not! Here’s some reliable VPNs that will grant you a golden ticket to Netflix-and-chill-ville.

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Sometimes you just want some privacy, especially when you're streaming the latest episode of some must-see TV. But if you're spending your downtime binging on Terrace House, you might want to be careful where you're sitting. According to a Netflix user survey, 12 per cent of respondents admitted to watching Netflix while using a public restroom. Yeah. (How many people are watching Netflix from their home bathrooms? Netflix didn't say, but we're guessing it's a much larger percentage.)

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Lance McDonald is an Australian video game developer with a particular passion for coding in BASIC. He made an entire video game, Black Annnex, in almost pure QBASIC.

So it's safe to say he knows his stuff. But the real question here is - does Bob from Stranger Things? In that episode, in that scene - just how legit was it? Lance knows.

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Some people enjoy a good scare, but could do without all the spurting claret. If you're sick to death of so-called "torture porn" movies, this list of violence-lite chillers will provide the willies you crave without grossing you out in the process.