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The electric chair was invented by a dentist, Dr. Alfred P. Southwick.
The Nobel Prize was named after the dynamite’s inventor Alfred Nobel.
Alfred Hitchcock filmed a documentary about the Holocaust in 1945. It was hidden until 1984.
Alfred Hitchcock never won an Oscar as a director.
In the Psycho movie, Alfred Hitchcock achieved the sound of stabbings in the iconic shower scene by stabbing through countless melons to find the perfect one for the scene.
Alfred Nobel, of the Nobel Prize, lost his brother to an accident at his lab. They were working with liquid nitrogen and attempting to create a more stable explosive. Nobel was able to complete his research after the accident and invented dynamite.
Alfred Nobel, inventor of the dynamite, was astonished to read his own obituary, titled “The merchant of death is dead,” in a French newspaper. It was Alfred’s brother who had died, but the episode made him reconsider his legacy. His last will specified that his fortune be used to create the Nobel Prize.
Oscar Wilde was tried in 1895 for gross indecency over a relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, and sentenced to two years in prison with hard labour.