15 Interesting Prize Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-21 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

15 Interesting prize facts

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1. Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939.
2. Teenage activist, Malala Yousafzai, was named the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner ever at 17 years old.
3. A software company buried a $1, 000 prize deep in its Terms of Service. It took 5 months for someone to finally ask about the prize.
4. In 2001, Buck Weimer won a noble prize for creating underwear specifically designed to filter farts.
5. Google is giving a $20 million prize to any private team that can land on the Moon by December 31st, 2016.
6. The inventor of the lobotomy won a Nobel Prize — even though the invention was later deemed inhumane to the mental patients it was used on.
7. Alfred Nobel, creator of the Nobel Peace Prize, invented dynamite and other deadly weapons.
8. Tripping on LSD has aided at least 2 Nobel prize winners in their scientific discoveries.
9. A software company once hid a $1000 prize in its Terms of Service, after 5 months and over 3, 000 sales, the prize was finally claimed.
10. U.S. homicides briefly, but sharply increase following heavyweight championship prize fights on television.
11. Only one out of the seven Math Millennium Prize Problems has been solved. Solving each is worth 1 million dollars!
12. Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning.
13. In the U.S., more than 10% of lottery prizes go unclaimed.
14. Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds.
15. The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each others shoulders.
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