The Nobel Prize announcements are being held from 7th October-14th October this year. The Nobel Prize winners for Physiology, Physics and Chemistry have already been announced, however, some more winners are yet to be honoured with this prestigious award in the next few days. This award is given annually for outstanding work in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics, and the promotion of peace. Here are some interesting facts about Nobel Prizes we bet you didn’t know.
1. The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901.
2. Apparently, anyone who is alive can be nominated for a Nobel Prize.
3. A total of 590 Nobel awards have been given to 935 Nobel Laureates between 1901-2018.
4. John Bardeen is the only Nobel Laureate who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics twice.
5. Marie Curie is the only woman who has been honoured with a Nobel Prize twice.
6. Only 8 Indians have been honoured with a Nobel Prize.
7. The Peace Prize is the only prize that is not awarded in Stockholm.
8. Till date, only 50 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to women between 1901 and 2018.
9. Only two Nobel Prizes have been sold while the winners were still alive.
10. Nobel Prizes have been awarded 573 times between 1901 and 2015.
11. Mahatma Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Prize five times.
12. Alfred Nobel, the founder of Nobel Prizes left 31 million Swedish kroner (265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes.
13. Johannes Fibiger was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1926 for discovering parasitic worms that cause cancer.
14. A Nobel Prize consists of a medal and a personal diploma.
15. Linus Pauling is the only person to have been awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes.
16. Jean-Paul Sartre is the only man who declined this prominent award in 1964.
17. If a person dies after their nomination, they can still be awarded.
18. Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Prize winner till date.
Tell us, which fact fascinated you the most?