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To: wildcatf4f3
... like the Nobel Peace prize-—and Nobel invented what?

I think you're trying to point out a seeming-irony here; but to be fair, dynamite did save many peacetime lives, because before that, all blasting was done with highly-unstable nitroglycerin (read about some of the railroad-building in the 1870s, and you'll get plenty of horror stories).

And Nobel made most of his money in the Russian oilfields, not from dynamite.
56 posted on 04/15/2007 7:28:46 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative; wildcatf4f3

Any truth to the story that Nobel founded this humanitarian award to make amends for the violent aspect of his invention?


65 posted on 04/15/2007 9:17:39 PM PDT by weegee (I'm waiting to exhale. The Supreme Court has ruled that CO2 is pollution.)
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