Sweden Day 2 Noble Museum

Location:Sweden

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One thing I really wanted to see in Sweden was the Nobel Prize Museum. It was really small but it was very, very inspiring to read all about the amazing people who have contributed to important developments in the world.

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish scientist and inventor, whose most famous work was the dynamite. He was an ingenious person, who was fluent in 5 languages and preferred to read books in their original languages. He also controlled more than 100 companies in 20 countries all by himself. Unbelievable right? Apparently he used to hand write about 100 letters each day to keep the companies in check. While running all those companies, he also had about 350 patents for his inventions. It was hard for him to find time for new inventions, so he had a travelling laboratory, in which he used to travel and invent new explosives. I think this certainly puts my procrastination to shame…

Fun fact about Alfred Nobel: he was super scared of being buried alive, so he even designed a coffin with a bell.

Nobel Prize was created by Alfred Nobel’s will in 1895 to celebrate those with greatest benefits to mankind.It has 5 main areas that are an extension and fulfillment of his lifetime interests: Chemistry, Literature Physics, Medicine and Peace. Some people say that the guilt of inventing the dynamite and its contributions to thousands  deaths has always tormented him inside. That is why he changed his will a year before he died to donate all his wealth to the creation of the prize.

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This is the scarf that Malala Yousafzai wore to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. She won the prize for her works in children’s right to education. sweden_stockholm_puje_lk-32

Karl Zieger and Guilio Natta, who won Nobel Chemistry Prize for the invention of high polymers in 1963

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William Shockley, Brattain and Bardeen won Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of transistor.

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Fleming, Chain and Florey won for their works in Medicine, more specifically for their invention of the penicillin. Penicillin is estimated to have saved over 200 million lives all over the world. sweden_stockholm_puje_lk-29 sweden_stockholm_puje_lk-28 sweden_stockholm_puje_lk-10sweden_stockholm_puje_lk-27 sweden_stockholm_puje_lk-22

The museum was covered in inspiring quotes, but this particular one was my favourite. The power of knowledge is most important. And the investment in knowledge pays the best interest. So invest in your knowledge first and foremost.
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