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Dissolve My Nobel Prize! Fast! (A True Story)
« on: October 03, 2011, 09:24:42 pm »
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It's 1940. The Nazis have taken Copenhagen. They are literally marching  through the streets, and physicist Niels Bohr has just hours, maybe  minutes, to make two Nobel Prize medals disappear.

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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 09:41:37 pm »
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I read this and reposted this on FB earlier today.  Amazing story!

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Re: Dissolve My Nobel Prize! Fast! (A True Story)
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 10:45:34 pm »
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I read this and reposted this on FB earlier today.  Amazing story!

What I find most amazing is the beaker of dissolved gold survived the war so the gold could be reclaimed and the medals remade.
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Re: Dissolve My Nobel Prize! Fast! (A True Story)
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 05:21:17 am »
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Amazing, article. I love odd bits of history like this. Thank you for sharing.

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