Alfred Nobel honor should have probably been awarded the Nobel Prize for formulating what is regarded by many to be the most prestigious honor in the world: the Nobel Prize.

The prize is way more than an award for being outstanding: it also honors those who have been brilliant for the common good. And prior to dedicating his funds towards searching for and rewarding the best and brightest on the globe, Alfred Nobel was an inventor. And guess what his most prominent invention was? Dynamite.


In 1888, there appeared an obituary of him with a headline that read; ‘The Merchant of Death is Dead’. However, a mistake had been done: Nobel had not yet kicked the bucket. But for some reason the faux-demise announcement bemused him, so much so that word has it that he decided to establish what we all know today as the Nobel Prize in order to protect his future reputation from obituary writers.