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Nobels that some felt weren't so dynamite

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    vord
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    I know this is somewhat shallow, but that title is top-notch. For anyone unaware, the Nobel prize was created as a kind of penance for Nobel making his fortune on military explosives. He also...

    I know this is somewhat shallow, but that title is top-notch.

    For anyone unaware, the Nobel prize was created as a kind of penance for Nobel making his fortune on military explosives. He also invented dynamite (and people often conflate the two).

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Nobel

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      rish
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      We had a story about Alfred Nobel in school . When Nobel's brother died, a newspaper mistakenly published Alfred Nobel’s obituary instead. They had used the words Le marchand de la mort est mort...

      We had a story about Alfred Nobel in school .

      When Nobel's brother died, a newspaper mistakenly published Alfred Nobel’s obituary instead. They had used the words Le marchand de la mort est mort (“The merchant of death is dead”) for him. After that it read “Dr. Alfred Nobel, who became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before, died yesterday.” Nobel thought is that what the world will remember me for? merchant of death? This lead him to try to improve his public image. Nobel prize being one of them.

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