Edward Snowden Person Of The Year For 'The Guardian': In Other News
There's still 48 hours to go before TIME magazine names its Person Of The Year, and Miley Cyrus and Edward Snowden are going head-to-head in the polls. (They're also competing with President Obama, Pope Francis, Jeff Bezos and a couple other small fries.) Over at the Guardian, the British paper that published the original Snowden leaks and most of the ones that came after, the votes are already in: Snowden's the clear winner. Somewhere, Miley and Pope Francis are quaking in their boots.
In the Guardian's poll, Snowden garnered almost 1,500 votes — and only 2,000 people voted. In distant second place, the Greenpeace activists who spearheaded oil-ring protests over Russian Arctic drilling gained just over 300 votes. It's the second year in a row that an American whistleblower has topped the British newspaper's poll: Last year, Chelsea Manning won. Over at TIME, Snowden has made the top ten, and the magazine's editors will announce their winner Wednesday. All of this glory must make it a little cheerier to be a wanted fugitive, eh, Snowden?
Some images have just emerged from North Korea that apparently see Kim Jong-un's uncle being dragged away, literally, from his position.
There's a real-life Fox and the Hound, just like the Disney movie. Only they have a much happier ending (spoiler alert!) and will melt your frozen heart.
Here's each of TIME's Person of the Year winners since 1927, in a handy compilation.
What do cheese, Egypt, and a rocket all have in common? Um, those are all names that real-life people gave their real-life babies this year. Oh dear.
Erm ... the shaving industry has suffered recently, because men are more into their facial hair.
Here's a very dizzying music video of 3-D GIFs. We dare you to watch it, though not if you have epilepsy. Or had a few too many drinks last night. Because that will not end well.
And finally. Because it's Monday.