Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Nobel cause

We were discussing the genius that was Alfred Nobel in class today. I was explaining that he invented dynamite for the purpose of improving mining and building. He was horrified when he discovered that it was being misused and was causing untold destruction.  In order to rectify this, in his will he left his enormous wealth to setting up the Nobel Prizes.
He hoped that it would encourage and inspire people to strive for peace and harmony in the world.
I thought I was getting the message across that love and unity is the way to go, when one of my bright sparks sighed deeply and said, with a perfectly straight face
"Miss, I'd kill to win the Nobel Peace Prize."
Back to the drawing board then!"