Tuesday, December 09, 2008
DDYK 12/9 - Nobel Explosion Prize
I discovered today that Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the man for whom the Nobel Peace Prize is named, is known primarily for inventing dynamite. Also, the original funding of the awards came from money left in his will. So essentially, the Nobel Peace Prize is named after and funded by the dude responsible for more explosions than almost anybody in history. How's that for irony?