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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.
At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.
The child in this photo survived. The photographer committed suicide after winning the Pulitzer Prize for it.
The Nobel Prize was named after the dynamite’s inventor Alfred Nobel.
No woman has won the physics Nobel Prize since 1963.
On one episode of “Price Is Right,” an elephant was offered as a “bonus prize.” The contestant won, insisted on the prize, and a live elephant from Kenya had to be delivered to him.
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.
In 2011, IBM’s Watson computer competed on Jeopardy! against two former winners and won the first place prize of US$1 million.
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.
A software company buried a US$1,000 prize deep in its License Agreement to see if anyone actually read them. It took 5 months and 3,000 sales for someone to ask about the prize.
Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize until Malala won it on 2014.
John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957, although much of the book was ghostwritten by his aide Theodore Sorensen.
When scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.
Facebook’s first annual Hacker Cup coding challenge was won by a programmer at Google. He showed up at Facebook headquarters to collect his prize wearing his Google employee badge.
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.