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Danica Dillon: Josh Duggar’s Stripper Plaything in Pics!

Stripper and sometime sex worker Danica Dillon is telling all about her affair with Josh Duggar … and revealing all on Instagram and Twitter.

Here are some of the photos we can actually show you.

1. Danica Dillon Pic

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A Twitter picture of Danica Dillon, who recently came forward to describe her terrible sexual experiences with Josh Duggar.

2. Danica Dillon Selfie

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Danica Dillon is looking pretty darn sexy in this selfie. No excuse for Josh Duggar stalking and mauling her, but still. Sexy.

3. Danica Dillon Picture

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A nice picture of Danica Dillon, the first of probably many women to reveal herself as a Josh Duggar plaything.

4. Danica Selfie

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Danica Dillon loves selfies. Josh Duggar loves her lap dances.

5. Danica Dillon Gets Sexy

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A revealing picture of Danica Dillon, posted on her social media. She says Josh Duggar slept with her twice – and got rough – while his wife Anna was pregnant.

6. Danica Dillon Bed Selfie

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Danica Dillon takes a selfie in bed. No idea if Josh Duggar was there at the time.

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The Normalization of Iran: Another View from Israel

The survival of the Iran deal seems more likely by the day; for past assessments of what that might mean in the Middle East, the United States, and beyond, please see the items grouped here.

Two weeks ago, as part of a collection of notes from readers in Israel, I quoted Samuel J. Cohen, who is originally American but has lived and worked in Israel since the 1970s, on the possibility that “Obama and Netanyahu are both right.”  That is: President Obama is right that ending Iran’s pariah status will overall be good for the United States, and Prime Minister Netanyahu is right that the same change may be overall bad for Israel, even if Iran never develops a nuclear weapon.

Samuel Cohen is back with another dispatch that rings true to my own complementary experience. He is describing how different the Iran-deal furore seems when viewed from any place except either the United States or Israel. What he reports is similar to what I’ve seen on trips to China and Europe and contacts with friends in Australia through these past few months. Here is his message, followed by an important housekeeping note about a new Atlantic feature:

GERMANY AND TEHERAN, by Samuel J. Cohen

It takes only minutes, literally, to escape that swirling vortex between Israel and Washington that for weeks has been churning about the Iran deal.  Within that storm, Iran is the dragon of the devil; the vote of the U.S. Congress in September will appease, embolden, or snuff out its fire; and the lobbying campaigns, TV spots, and street rallies will determine the fate of the world.

Yet board a flight from Tel Aviv, and before we have crossed the coastline, you can browse the August edition of the Lufthansa Magazine for touring suggestions: a four page picture spread, “Teheran in a Day.” It features a café for young lovers, fortune telling birds, contemporary art, film, and cuisine, and of course, the parkour girls of Abo Atash Park, (they have already been featured in the Guardian, the NY Daily News, and their own YouTube and Facebook clips.)

No one in Israel likes the nuclear deal with Iran.  Some realize that it is probably the best, or only, option for preventing a nuclear-weaponed Iran, but we are all aware that Israel will pay the price of a stronger, richer, and no less belligerent Iran that wants to destroy us. It is not on our tourist map.  Yet with the exception of the die-hard Bibi believers, there is a growing feeling of resignation, and concern for “the day after.”Anger, yes, then buttressed by the religious (or rational?) affirmation “We survived Pharaoh; this too will pass.”

The U.S. debate seems far more fierce. We understand the Republican’s laying into Obama, and the White House loyalists fighting back.  But for those of us who follow the discussions (ok, we are not such a large bunch) in the American Jewish community, among Christian supporters of Israel, and in the partisan media, the political and historical tone and the nearly apocalyptical overtone, and the personal repercussions of taking a position, seem way beyond the heated political fracas we are used too.

Back to my Lufthansa flight: In the U.S. all sides seem to believe that the Congressional vote will be critical to the future of Iran’s nuclear program, to Iran’s economy, and Iran’s place in the world. That belief is wrong. Outside of the U.S., the world is ready to accept Iran back into the fold.

The German engineer sitting next to me on the flight told me he works for a Chinese automotive parts manufacturer. They already do some business in Iran, and expect they will do much more No one is looking too closely at the Ayatollah’s signature on the deal. The Europeans are happy to do export business, several Asian countries will be happy to increase oil purchases, several African states can count on increased Iranian aid. Russia and China will both develop their alliances with the Ayatollah’s regime.  Tourism, business, educational exchange, parkour exhibitions are all on the way. They are not waiting for the Congressional vote.

Academics may write that Obama understands the limits of American power and the necessity of building alliances. The Republicans will mourn. And the world will go on its way.  It is, after all, a Lufthansa flight from Tel Aviv to Frankfurt. Many of the passengers seem to be Israeli families going on a late August vacation. Israeli tourism to Germany increased 14% in 2014, and according to my neighbor who just returned “Israelis are going in hordes to visit the Black Forest and Bavaria.”  Turkey, which used to be Israelis’ favorite summer vacation spot, is now seen to be unfriendly to us Zionists. So Germany it is then.

My grandchildren may yet have their fortunes told by the budgie oracles of Teheran.

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Receiving and being able to share messages from readers—supportive, critical, or just informative—has for me been one of the enormous satisfactions of the net-empowered era of journalism. For reasons that my Atlantic colleagues John Gould, Chris Bodenner, and Matt Thompson clearly lay out here,  this kind of informal, shambling, blog-istic interaction with readers has become more awkward as most online sites have shifted style in the past few years.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, they explain it in detail. And their introductions are part of a very welcome addition to our magazine’s ever-growing online presence: a new “Notes” section that aspires to recreate what was best about the lost, past, Golden Age of Blogging™, enhanced by everything we’ve learned since then. Ta-Nehisi Coates has already started in with some Notes dispatches. I’ll probably do more of my own posting there than anywhere else, with more formal stand-alone mini-articles here.

I’ll plan to begin this very afternoon with a report on a visit to the Southern Tier brewery in Lakewood, New York, not far from Chautauqua where my wife Deb and I have spent this week talking about our American Futures project. See you over in the Notes section.

This article was originally published at http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/08/the-normalization-of-iran-another-view-from-israel/402562/




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NFL Pro Football Preseason Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Friday

The 2015 NFL preseason moves into week 3 on Friday August 28th as there are three games scheduled to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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Only one game is set for national television and it starts at 8PM Eastern Time as the Jacksonville Jaguars will play host to the Detroit Lions on CBS TV. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Jacksonville Jaguars favored at home by -2 points with a total set at 42 points. In the third preseason game many coaching staffs treat as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. They will game plan and play their starters deep into the third period to get them in shape to play a full four quarters when the regular season starts in a couple of weeks. The Lions dominated the Jets at home in week one of the preseason by outgaining them by 305 yards. Last week at Washington, Detroit failed to hold a fourth quarter lead. Backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky is trying to beat out former Boise St product Kellen Moore. Orlovsky performed well passing for 118 yards and two touchdowns going 13 of 17 from the field. The Jaguars could only score 12 points in a loss to the Giants last week. In his second year it’s time for Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles to start showing some major improvement.

The following games will air live only in the teams home TV markets.

At 7:30PM Eastern Time the Carolina Panthers will host the New England Patriots. The game is lined at a pick with a total set at 44 points. The Patriots used Jimmy Garroppolo heavily in their comeback victory at New Orleans last week. The Panthers are looking for some more offensive options after losing impact wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for the season last week in practice due to injury.

The Kansas City Chiefs are home in week three of the preseason as they host the Tennessee Titans at 8PM Eastern Time. Kansas City is favored by -5 ½ points with a total lined at 43 points. Marcus Mariota has gotten some praise after two preseason performances. Chief fans were happy to see new wide receiver Jeremy Maclin catch a touchdown pass last week. No Kansas City receiver caught a touchdown pass during the 2014 regular season.

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Mad Max Gets Road Warrior-Themed Hood Ornaments On PS4

Avalanche has been cagey about where its upcoming Mad Max game fits within the film universe, and some new hood ornaments for Max's Magnum Opus car blur the lines even more. They include several nods to George Miller's The Road Warrior, at least giving the impression that Max has a real hoarding problem.

Max crossed paths with a variety of memorable figures in the 1981 film, including the fearsome Lord Humungus and his crew. What better way to warn the game's War Boys that trouble is coming than by plopping Humungus' hockey mask on your hood? The feral child's boomerang left an impression on Wez and his partner, The Golden Youth, and it's another great decorative option. All told, there are a dozen extra hood ornaments in the PlayStation 4 version, including the Longlooker, Wez's pads and mohawk, Humongus' mask, the Feral Child's boomerang, the aviator helm, the Furry Toadie, and Bearclaw's mask. These are timed exclusives, at least until Nov. 30, according to the trailer.

Mad Max is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Sept. 1.

 

Our Take
When I visited Avalanche earlier this year for our cover story, it was clear that the team's Mad Max fandom ran deep. I hold a similar reverence for The Road Warrior, and I'm happy to see the film referenced overtly like this. I know Mike had some issues with the UI and controls during his brief time with the game at Gamescom, but that hasn't tempered my enthusiasm for the game. 

Here’s Your First Look At Michael Fassbender In The Assassin’s Creed Movie

The first image of Michael Fassbender as an assassin in the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie is online.

Yahoo has the exclusive, and the full image, so you can follow the link to see more of Fassbender as an assassin, including the series' iconic wrist blades.

Fassbender is playing an assassin named Callum Lynch, a character who is new to the franchise and has not appeared in any of the games. He stars in the movie alongside Marion Cotillard (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises), Michael Kenneth Williams (12 Years a Slave), and Ariane Labed (Before Midnight). The movie is directed by Justin Kurzel. Kurzel doesn't have a whole lot of directing credits, but you can check out the trailer for his upcoming film, Macbeth, which also stars Fassbender and Cotillard, for an idea of what to expect from the Assassin's Creed movie.

Assassin's Creed begins shooting soon and is planned for release in December 2016.

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Top Racists And Neo-Nazis Back Donald Trump

He might not want their endorsement, but white nationalists want him.

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America's white nationalists have spoken, and they've spoken loud and clear: Donald Trump is their presidential candidate of choice.

From former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke on down, the proudly racist fringe of the American electorate supports Trump. For his part, the candidate is not welcoming their support.

“I don't need his endorsement,” Trump told Bloomberg TV of Duke's praise. “I certainly wouldn't want his endorsement. I don't need anybody's endorsement.”

Although he also told Bloomberg on Wednesday that he didn't know anything about Duke, in 2000, Trump even cited Duke as a reason he would not run as the Reform Party candidate. “The Reform Party now includes a Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. Buchanan, and a communist, Ms. Fulani,” he said at the time. “This is not company I wish to keep.”

But, regardless of what Trump wants, at least eight top figures in the marginalized white nationalist movement said — in recent posts, podcasts, and interviews with BuzzFeed News — that they want Trump.

Visitors to the website for the Council of Conservative Citizens — a white nationalist group cited by Charleston church shooter Dylan Roof — will find a steady stream of pro-Trump articles. “Trump Surge Continues,” “Jorge Ramos Deported From Trump Press Conference,” “Trump's Nationalist Coalition,” reads the front page of the site.

Earl Holt, the president of the organization, declined to comment on Trump.

But Jared Taylor, who runs the site American Renaissance — which argues that “one of the most destructive myths of modern times is that people of all races have the same average intelligence” — is an avid supporter of The Donald.

In a recent post, Taylor contended, “If Mr. Trump loses, this could be the last chance whites have to vote for a president who could actually do something useful for them and for their country.”

In an interview on Wednesday with BuzzFeed News, Taylor further explained that his support for Trump was based on his desire for whites to remain the majority racial group in the United States.

“Why should whites want to be a minority?” he said. “Answer me that question. Why should we want to celebrate diversity when celebrating diversity means celebrating our dwindling numbers and influence? And to the extent that Trump succeeds in putting the brakes on immigration, he will also be succeeding at reducing the speed with which whites are reduced to a minority.”

He added that this was the way “frankly that all whites feel, we just never dare say so.”

Brad Griffin, who writes under the pseudonym Hunter Wallace for the white nationalist blog Occidental Dissent (“We don't want to see our peoples be submerged”), said in an interview that he supports Trump for other reasons. In addition to his staunch opposition to immigration, he also noted the candidate's positions on “trade, political correctness, and campaign finance.”

“I like the fact that he's funny,” Griffin added.

Peter Brimelow, the founder of the extreme anti-immigration Vdare.com, agrees.

“He just shoots from the hip but his hip seems to move in a very good direction,” he said on a recent podcast.

“They are stunning,” Brimelow said of Trump's immigration proposals. “They were stunning.”

“In the Meet the Press interview he gave, just flat-out said they have to go. And he doesn't say that in his actual position paper, but of course it's good news and of course he's right they should go,” Brimelow said later. “All of them.”

The immigration plan is a particular winner with the white nationalists. In a weekly report last week, Rocky J. Suhayda, chair of the American Nazi Party, similarly praised Trump's immigration policy and attitude.

“Americans of ALL races are FED UP with this ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION — so he says that he'll BUILD a WALL to keep them out! CHEERS! He states that “Political Correctness” is disgusting and it's time to STOP IT! More CHEERS! He DARES to turn his guns on the paid morons of the system controlled MEDIA! And regular folks LOVE it,” he wrote.

On a recent podcast, Stormfront radio co-host Don Advo affirmed Ann Coulter's description of Trump's immigration plan as “the greatest political document since the Magna Carta” — though he noted that was “a little bit of an exaggeration, but not very much of one.”

Trump's critics, Advo said, are people “living on the pieces of silver that they get from their Jewish paymasters so that they can preside over our extermination, our disposition, and our ultimate disappearance from the face of the earth.”

Advo's anti-Semitic language was in reference to conservative commentators like Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt, and David Brooks.

On his podcast, Richard B. Spencer, the president of the white nationalist National Policy Institute, said while what Trump is saying isn't that different from other Republicans, Trump's passion “inspired” him.

“Trump says things, says these in a way — mundane things — with such gusto, with such visceral energy and toughness, that's why he's gotten under the skin of his critics and that's why he's kind of inspired people like me is because he gives us the impression that he gets it maybe on a visceral level and maybe not on an intellectual or policy level,” Spencer said.

This mirrors the comments of Advo, who believes that whether or not Trump wins, his campaign is “gonna give people the ability to come openly out of the shadows and really work very hard for something that will have a lasting effect.”

“This anger, this fire, is not going to go away,” he said. “It's not going to go away at all. And that has not been noticed by the neocons — or perhaps we should them neo-Cohens — in the Republican Party.”

Sentiments like those are not uncommon among white nationalist Trump defenders.

Andrew Anglin, who edits the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, wrote an article on Wednesday contending that New Yorker writer Evan Osnos' recent story on white nationalist support for Trump was a product of the author being a “super-Jew.”

“The Jew activism against Trump is just beginning,” Anglin wrote. “Osnos' piece has set a narrative that people who support The Donald are 'neo-Nazis' and the rest of the Jew media is already running with it. Huffington Post just did a piece on it, and I've gotten three emails from newspapers plus one from CNN asking for comments on Trump.”

Anglin clarified on Wednesday via email what he meant by “Jew activism against Trump,” suggesting that BuzzFeed News was involved in this conspiracy, in spite of Trump framing himself, “for decades, as a proponent of the Jewish people.”

“Although it is a bit ridiculous for me to explain what I mean by 'Jew activism' to a BuzzFeed reporter,” Anglin wrote, “what I refer to is the Jewish-controlled media outlets and political groups which act in concert to push what can only be, in objective terms, viewed as a collective ethnic agenda.”

He continued, “Aside from lobbying for unlimited money and weapons to be sent to Israel forever, lobbying for unlimited mass non-white immigration has for decades been at the core of Jewish political activism. All of these Jewish groups are entirely obsessed with flooding America with brown people.

“As such, I don't think Trump's repeatedly stated support for Israel is going to mean much to these aggressive ethnic activists, and they will instead throw their massive political and media clout behind trying to thwart him.”

Yet there is also some doubt within the white nationalist ranks regarding whether Trump will be effective and whether he is sincere.

Asked about a comment Trump made Tuesday on the Simon Conway Show — “We have to bring the people out,” but that it would be “very warm and humane” — Taylor, the American Renaissance editor, said, “If he does it in a warm and humane way, then he will ensure that practically no one actually self-deports. So I think that's a stupid idea and a very ineffective one.”

Taylor has previously argued that an effective strategy of encouraging self-deportation would be to broadcast “television images of Mexican families dropped over the border with no more than they could carry.”

In the same vein, Griffin, the Occidental Dissent blogger, said, “It troubles me that he wants to deport all the illegal aliens and then let them back.”

After having called himself a supporter earlier in the conversation, Griffin added, “I'm not really supporting him at the moment. I'm kind of leaning toward it.”

On his podcast, Don Black, a former KKK grand dragon who runs the popular white nationalist Stormfront.org, said he was skeptical of Trump. “He's by no means our savior,” Black said of Trump's policy ideas on immigration, but added that he would “take what I can get for now.”

By the same token, Taylor says he will remain behind Trump regardless of his doubts, because he's “the best of a very sorry lot.”

And when asked whom he would support if something happened to Trump's campaign, Taylor would not answer.

“I realize that the purpose of your article is to discredit Donald Trump by, 'Look at these wicked horrible people who support him,'” he said, “so I don't think I would give you any ammunition against any other candidate.”

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Why Break a World Record?

Earlier this week, Stuart Sobeske, a high-school student from Coldwater, Michigan, finally accomplished the feat he had spent the past six months preparing for: He rode his unicycle up and down a runway at the Coldwater Airport for a little under an hour, and one by one, he solved Rubik’s cubes. Eighty of them, to be exact.

“It felt amazing, like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders,” Sobeske told the local-news station WWMT at the end of his ride. His relief wasn’t about finally hopping off his unicycle, though, so much as what would come next: Once the paperwork is filed and the application approved, he will—barring any upsets—have his feat immortalized in Guinness World Records.

The origin story for this particular feat, according to WWMT, is a pretty straightforward one: “Stuart always dreamed of having his name in The Guinness Book of World Records. So he started thinking of things he was good at,” the story said. He was good at unicycling, and also at Rubik’s cubes, and so, by logical extension, “combining these two talents was his ticket to glory.”

Well. Maybe. Glory is kind of a strong word.

Guinness World Records, which turns 60 years old today, is populated with a scattering of recognizable names: There’s Elvis, who even today remains the world’s best-selling solo artist. There’s Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 was the first person to climb Mount Everest. There’s Michael Phelps, who broke eight swimming world records in Beijing in 2008—and, in the process, the record for most gold medals won at a single Olympics.

But all three made it into the book for accomplishments that are generally considered accomplishments in their own right—and in Guinness World Records, that makes them a minority. Surrounding and outnumbering these names are others like Sobeske, people whose accomplishments exist only in relation to the lesser acts that came before them: wearing an extravagant number of socks on one’s foot (record: 152 socks), for example, or catching tennis balls with a bucket on one’s head (record: 48 balls) or drinking a liter of lemon juice through a straw (record: 24.41 seconds).

Before Sobeske, the record for most Rubik’s cubes solved on a unicycle was 28, in 2010. It’s unclear from the Guinness website how many times this particular record has been broken before. But regardless, there now are at least two people in this world who have devoted hours to practicing their unicycling, and turned countless cubes around and around in their hands, in order to reach something that doesn’t bring them money or (in all likelihood) fame.

So what, exactly, does it bring them?

“The thing that motivates the person to win a race or an athletic performance is a mix of motivations similar to what you get in trivial things like setting bizarre records,” said Ian Robertson, a professor of psychology at Trinity College Dublin and the author of The Winner Effect: The Neuroscience of Success and Failure. Human motivation can be sliced and diced into any number of categories—intrinsic versus extrinsic is one example—but one of the more well-known classifications is the “three needs” theory, which breaks motivation into, well, three needs: for achievement, for power, and for belonging.

With something like Guinness World Records, Robertson explained, the need for achievement can push people to pursue success in something, anything—the nature of the skill becomes less important than the fact that it exists at all. “What you have is a burning achievement motivation, and someone maybe just doesn’t see the opportunity to satisfy that achievement in more conventional ways,” he said. “So they find the strange niche.”

But tied up with that achievement motivation, he said, is a bit of the power motivation as well: Setting an obscure record may not win the setter influence or widespread celebrity, but almost everyone who’s been declared “officially amazing” (the Guinness motto) has received the distinction precisely because they took the steps to make sure it became official—to make sure that they were, at the very least, recognized.

And actually securing that recognition, on top of actually breaking whatever record was broken, is a feat in itself: Of the 40,000 to 50,000 applications the company receives each year, only around 5 percent become official world records. Even fewer make it into the book; most of the accepted applications (both to create new records and to break existing ones) go straight into the company’s database.

In a 2008 interview with Freakonomics, Craig Glenday, the Guinness editor, said: “We get ‘chancers’ writing to us on the off-chance that the potato chip they’ve just plucked from a packet is the world’s largest unbroken chip, or that the string of words their young child has spoken is the longest sentence by a 1-year-old, or that their 400 consecutive pogo-stick jumps are a record.” But to pass muster, he explained, a record must be measurable (“so we don’t accept the category for Ugliest Dog,” he said, “but we do accept the claim for the Most Wins of the Ugliest Dog World Championships”), superlative, breakable (with the exception of “significant firsts”), specific, and interesting.

This last qualifier is the one that separates records from simple facts. Technically, daily life is chock-full of world records that pass unnoticed. Out of all the people at The Atlantic’s office, for example, I’m the one who has spent the greatest amount of time sitting at my specific desk: a claim that’s measurable, superlative, breakable if we all switch desks, I guess, and superlative. (And verifiable, another Guinness requirement: They built the desk last month.) But interesting? Not exactly.

But interesting or no, Guinness or no Guinness, we regularly bestow these small, mundane awards upon ourselves, explained Stephen Garcia, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan who studies competition. “People are always trying to find a way to make themselves seem like they’re at the top,” he said. In psychology, the “optimal distinctiveness” theory argues that people walk through their lives on a tightrope between belonging and individuality; the goal is to stand out, but not so much that they lose affiliation in the groups that help to form their identity.

“There’s a need for uniqueness, and I think people cling to that in different ways,” he said. When everyone is searching for their own brand of special, “they might see themselves as being number one in a particular dimension, and they might discount other things.”

For example, a university professor employed by a school towards the middle of the academic hierarchy “could say, ‘Well, I’m at the top school in Michigan,’ or ‘the top school in the Detroit metro area,’” Garcia said. “Any time you create a scale or a dimension that’s measurable, you also create a kind of competition.”

And in fact, the specificity of a competition—how many people can even ride a unicycle, let alone solve a Rubik’s cube while doing so?—may add to its attractiveness. A 2009 study by Garcia and a colleague found that when the number of people engaged in a contest increased, the less motivated each individual participant tended to feel. The effect was especially pronounced among the people leading the pack: “If you’re ranked 202 in something, and I’m 203, we’re both so far from the number-one standard that we’re going to be more cooperative,” Garcia explained. But towards the top, that sense of collaboration disappears: “If you and are I are number two and number three, we’re not going to share with each other, because we don’t want the other person to get ahead.”

The fact that an achievement is niche, in other words, doesn’t lessen the satisfaction that comes from reaching it. From a pure numbers standpoint, the smallest, most obscure competitions—drinking lemon juice, wearing extra socks—may be more winnable, but winning is binary: A person is the best or the most or the fastest, or they aren’t. The appeal of Guinness World Records is the sheer number of ways it allows a person to become those things. It’s the appeal of classifications in general, really. Most people at The Atlantic have been sitting at desks here much longer than I have, but not at mine: life, broken down into arbitrary, win-sized pieces.

“In some ways, I think it’s kind of myopic … In the grand scheme of things, it’s a little tiny achievement,” Garcia said. “You’re just like a little piece of dust that moves for a tiny bit of time, and then that’s it.” True, but for that tiny bit of time, is any other little piece of dust moving in exactly the same path? Technically, that’s a world record right there.

This article was originally published at http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/08/guinness-world-records-psychology/402427/




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