I’d Like To Thank The Committee …

Nobel Prize
All day I’ve been hearing Oprah’s voice in my head going, “You get a Nobel Prize! And you get a Nobel Prize! And you get a Nobel Prize!”

Ever since it was announced today that the European Union is the recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, there have been lots of jokes going around about everyone in Europe getting one of the awards.

Just in case mine gets lost in the mail, at least I can say I’ve seen a Nobel Prize in real life. Christiaan Eijkman won his in 1929 and it now sits in one of the main rooms of Utrecht University’s Academiegebouw on the Domplein. Eijkman was a professor at the university and he won his prize in medicine for the foundation of the science of vitamins. In all, 12 recipients of the prize have had some relationship with the Utrecht University.

I guess there are a lot more now …

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