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Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939.
Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize, despite being nominated five times.
The Nobel Prize was named after the dynamite’s inventor Alfred Nobel.
No woman has won the physics Nobel Prize since 1963.
Science Nobel Laureates, U.S. Presidents and NASA astronauts were found to be overwhelmingly first-borns.
J.J. Thomson won the Nobel Prize in Physics (1906) for showing that the electron is a particle. His son, George Paget Thomson, won the Nobel Prize in Physics (1937) for showing that the electron is a wave.
The inventor of Lobotomy won a Nobel Prize for it.
During WW1, Marie Curie attempted to donate her Gold Nobel Prize medals for the war effort but the French National Bank refused to accept them.
Anwar Sadat made Egypt the first arab nation to achieve peace with Israel in 1979. For this, Sadat won the Nobel Peace prize, Egypt was suspended from the Arab League and Sadat was assassinated.
Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize until Malala won it on 2014.
When scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.
When notified of his selection for the Nobel , Martin Luther King Jr. announced he would turn over the prize money to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
Just 9 months after his inauguration, Barack Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
The first colored man to win the Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph Bunche, who won it in 1950 for his mediation work between Arabs and Israelis.
In 1973, Le Duc Tho became the first and only person ever to voluntarily refuse a Nobel Peace Prize. He negotiated a ceasefire in the Vietnam War but peace was not yet established.
American Diplomat Frank Kellogg won the Nobel Peace Prize for the 1928 peace Pact in which Germany and Japan agreed to avoid future wars.
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.
Nobel prize winners in science are 22 times likelier than their peers to have performed as dancers, actors, or magicians.
Marie Curie is the only person to ever win Nobel prizes in two different areas of science.
If you are nominated to a Nobel prize, you’ll likely never know unless you win.