Happy Nobel Prize Day

December 10, 2015

Today is Nobel Prize Day, but I’ll bet there are some things about the Nobel Prize you did not know.

  • ·        None of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” books won for Literature.  I know, shocking.
  • ·        There is no Nobel Prize for Comedy because every year it would go to Carrot Top.
  • ·        The man it’s named after invented dynamite . . . and yet Jimmie J.J. Walker has never received one.
  • ·        This year, they’re just giving the Literature prize to anyone who can string three sentences together without an emoji or an “LOL” at the end.
  • ·        You can watch a live webcast of the award ceremony.  And then post fat shaming remarks in the comment section.
  • ·        Besides pickled herrings and crippling depression, it’s the only thing anyone associates with Scandinavia.
  • ·        Books that win it for Literature ask questions like, “Has modern society corrupted individuality?” and “Where’s Waldo?”
  • ·        Prizes are awarded in the fields of Physics, Medicine, Economics, and this year, Twerking.
  • ·        In 2003, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to the person who invented the Croissant Pocket.