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Everything you should read today - 20 August

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This is, officially, the funniest joke from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year

It’s that time of year again when we all get to act like comedy critics and pass judgment on the winner of the funniest joke at the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Netflix are testing adverts between stuff you watch – apparently it’s a good thing

One of the great things about Netflix was that there ain’t no adverts, baby. You can just watch and watch and watch and watch. But things might be about to change.

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What it feels like to ‘wake up’ during surgery (by someone it happened to)

The first instalment of a new series in which we speak to people who have come face to face with some of our deepest, most primal fears. 

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Don’t worry, you don’t need to be scared about that terrifying robot video

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Despite Derren Brown declaring that we’re all going to die, it might not be too late.

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Sacha Baron Cohen convinced a food critic that he was eating human meat (and he loved it)

More absolute gold-standard ribbing from Cohen.

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WhatsApp will delete your chats, photos and videos if you don’t back it up soon – here’s how

From 12 November, you’re going to want to start backing up your WhatsApp stuff.

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Every Spider-Man spin-off in development after Venom

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Between the MCU and SUMC, there’s a lot of Spider-Man projects on the way and if Venom is a hit.

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How to use Google’s anxiety-fighting Breathing Exercises (for when you’re struggling)

Did you know that Google has a nice little mindfulness widget to help if you’re suffering with anxiety?

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13 movie anti-heroes who stole the show, and our hearts

Heroes? Not interested in them, we all love a bastard, don’t we? Here are 15 of cinema’s greatest

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