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Niels Bohr Won A Nobel Prize... And Free Beer For Life

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Niels Bohr gained more than just fame and a medal after winning the Nobel Prize in 1922 for his work in early quantum mechanics. Bohr got something plenty of people dream about: free beer on tap in his home for life. After winning the Nobel Prize, the Carlsberg brewery gave Bohr a house right next to the brewery. Not only was the house near the brewery, it was actually attached to it. Bohr's house had a direct pipeline from the brewery to a beer tap inside his home. But there was still a science tie-in: the brewery also had a laboratory that was dedicated to developing better beer brewing.

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