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 Tertiary syphilis, chronic loneliness, and abuse of chloral hydrate could not stop Friedrich Nietzsche's record 10-year streak as a Nielsen family, which is all the more impressive given that all images were in black and white. He carefully logged each show he viewed in volumes he named "Thus Spake Zarathustra" and "Twilight of the Idols."