The might never had existed had a newspaper not accidently Alfred Nobel’s obituary he died. During his , Nobel became famous for making a vast fortune off inventing dynamite. But when his brother Ludvig died, the story goes , a French newspaper mistakenly published Alfred Nobel’s obituary instead. Reading a summary of your ’s achievements while still alive would be surreal enough were the obit not nauseatingly titled "The Merchant of Death is Dead". "Dr Alfred Nobel, who became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever , died yesterday," it read. It is widely speculated that Nobel was so horrified his legacy could amount to the capacity to wipe out people en masse, he swiftly set about enacting some damage control. When he really did die, the Swedish chemist’s last will testament left most of his fortune to a series of awards to be the Nobel Prizes. Today, the name Nobel is associated one of the world’s most respected series of prizes in the fields of science and the arts. are other interesting quirks regarding the Nobel Prizes that have arisen over its century- existence that are […]

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