Accidents

Pacifist Alfred Nobel Invented Dynamite... On Accident

Alfred Nobel's name is know for a few reasons. Firstly, the Swedish chemist and engineer invented dynamite, albeit on accident, in 1867 in Germany. Dynamite was a convenient way to transport nitroglycerine without it randomly exploding upon the slightest shake. Nobel, however was a pacifist. He established the Nobel Prize in 1895 to award individuals who were positively impacting mankind in a number of categories.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. In its liquid form, nitroglycerine is notoriously volatile. 00:26

  2. Alfred Nobel accidentally discovered dynamite. 00:46

  3. Although Alfred Nobel discovered dynamite, he was a pacifist. 01:13

Written by Curiosity Staff October 21, 2015

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