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2012 Nobel and Ig-Nobel Prizes

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by GarrAarghHrumph, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

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    But Norway does not belong to European Union. Other Nobel prizes are given by Sweden, the peace prize by Norway.
     
  2. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    Say what you want about the EU, but it's no coincidence that Europe has had the most peaceful period in its entire history since its inception.

    Plus, we can do with the prize money. Every little bit helps. :lol:
     
  3. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

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    I read this on the telegraph
     
  4. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    Full text of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee's statement

     
  5. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

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    Thanks. :) Most bookish people I follow online say to start with The Garlic Ballads. Someone said one of his English translations was terrible, but not sure which one. And Penguin is now hurrying to re-issue Red Sorghum. I'll have to check them both out.