Alfred Nobel was a man of many talents: a chemist, an engineer, an inventor, and a businessman.
Busy bloke, eh?
However, of all the roles he played in life, he was probably best known for inventing dynamite. And I guess that's what he would have always been remembered for – until something rather strange happened.
In 1888, Alfred's brother Ludvig died. Now what's strange about that you ask? Nothing.
But here's the interesting bit:
The next day, several newspapers published obituaries not of Ludvig but of Alfred instead.
Think about that for a moment. That must have been a pretty weird experience: to open the newspapers and not only read of your own death, but also other people's memories of your life. And despite ...