Nobel Peace Prize: Gandhi Never Won It

By Chris Good

With a Chicagoan -- President Barack Obama -- winning the Nobel Prize for Peace, it's fitting to take a deeper look at the world's most famous awards for peaceful human achievement. The fact that they were founded by Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, is well known. But fewer know that Jerry Lewis was once nominated for the honor because of his muscular dystrophy fundraising. (The madcap comic lost out to Amnesty International.) Here are 10 other Nobel Prize ironies and oddities...

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