dimanche 26 novembre 2017

Predict Time's "Person of the Year"!

On December 6th, Time will announce 2017's "Person of the Year". Trump tweeted the other day that they told him he'll be it a second year in a row, and that he declined. Time informed him that he is mistaken.

So who will it be? Remember that this is not the Nobel Prize for greatness, nor a polularity contest. Here is a list of all past PotY: http://ift.tt/2A9n1ul

You will see that often the US President-elect is chosen - this happened with Trump in 2016, but also Obama (2008 and 2012), Bush II (2000 and 2004), Clinton (1992), Reagan (1980), Carter (1976) - obviously not in response to great achievements as President but merely for having won the election.

You will also see that it isn't always the nicest person who wins - Hitler (1938), Stalin (1939 and 1942) and Khomeini (1979) all were PotY, as well as dictators such as Haile Selassie, Nikita Khrushchev, Anwar Sadat, Deng Xiaoping, Yuri Andropov or Vladimir Putin.

Also three Popes.

Sometimes, they elect groups, some of them rather unspecific/unnamed, such as "The Peacemakers" (1993), "The Whistleblowers" (2002), "You" (i.e. everybody who contributes content to the internet, 2006), "The Protester" (2011), "The Ebola Fighters" (2014).

via International Skeptics Forum http://ift.tt/2AyJQs3

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