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Today, dear listener, I'm gonna tell you the story of a man, his most famous invention and a prize.
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Today in 1833 Alfred Nobel is born. You may remember him for some witty educational movies of the '50 like: "How to blast a mountain while baking cookies", or "1003 ways to lose your pinky and still count to ten". But what you may be not aware of is that the man files a patent in 1867 for an obscure invention probably only few experts know about: dynamite.
|Alfred Nobel img is a Public Domain pic source wikia.com (adapted by @sciencemug)|
Anyway, Alfie's youth is not all flowers and booms as his family goes through tough economical difficulties for quite some time. While father and sons try to fix things up, Alfred's mother, who comes from money, saves the day, thanks to a modest income coming from her running a grocery store where she sells milk and vegetables, till, eventually, the family's finances fully recover.
Meanwhile in Paris Alfred has his mind blown up when