Monday, July 14, 2008


This Day in the History of Improvement in Explosives

On this day in 1867, Alfred Nobel demonstrated dynamite. All Nobel did was make nitroglycerine less unstable by absorbing it with diatomaceous earth and a little sodium carbonate. However, dynamite was a huge improvement on black powder and Nobel made a fortune, some of the interest of which is now handed out as prize money for various categories of achievement.


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