Quote of the Day: Nobel Prize Edition

As an aside, the Nobel prize used to mean something and now it doesn’t. In 1970, (Norman) Borlaug got a Nobel prize for saving an estimated one billion human lives. In 2007, Al Gore got a Nobel prize for a PowerPoint presentation. In 2009, Barak Obama got a Nobel prize for breathing.

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One thought on “Quote of the Day: Nobel Prize Edition

  1. To be fair, the Nobel Peace Prize has basically nothing to do with the Nobel Prizes for science. It has always been a political prize. It, and 5 bucks, might get you a coffee.

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