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(AsiaOne)   Over the years Nobel laureates have used their prize money on everything from upgrading a motorbike to installing a croquet course on the front lawn   (news.asiaone.com) divider line 22
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2013-10-06 09:45:30 AM
Wolfgang Ketterle at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who shared the 2001 physics prize with two colleagues, put his share towards a house and his children's education.

"Since half goes to taxes in the US, there was nothing (more) left," he said.



Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-10-06 09:49:15 AM
Let them do whatever they want with the money.  They deserve it.

/Nobel prize money should be specifically exempt from taxes, IMO
//Except for the Economics Nobel, which isn't a real Nobel at all
///Tax the schizznit out of the Economics one
 
2013-10-06 09:54:23 AM
There's prize money? I better get to work.
 
2013-10-06 09:57:03 AM
Treat like a game show. They can keep the money and the medal... OR, they can trade them back in for lifetime research grant #2.
 
2013-10-06 10:01:07 AM
Scratch tickets.
 
2013-10-06 10:13:07 AM
It just isn't the same as the old days, when I would receive an envelope from Ed McMahon telling me I may have already won the Nobel Publisher's Clearinghouse prize.
 
2013-10-06 10:17:05 AM
That's a roque court, subby
 
2013-10-06 10:29:14 AM
fcdn.mtbr.com
 
2013-10-06 10:43:42 AM
Peace prizes now available in Cracker Jack boxes.
 
2013-10-06 11:11:21 AM
Well hell, that's what I'd do...
 
2013-10-06 11:21:26 AM
I'd rather see what the MacArthur Fellows bought.  $500,000 no strings attached money for whatever you want.
 
2013-10-06 11:30:01 AM

Fano: That's a roque court, subby


An understandable use of the award money. Some of the most intellectually important conversations I've had were upon a Calvinball greensward.
 
2013-10-06 11:35:22 AM

Coronach: Fano: That's a roque court, subby

An understandable use of the award money. Some of the most intellectually important conversations I've had were upon a Calvinball greensward.


All work and No Play makes Jack a dull scientist
 
2013-10-06 11:49:22 AM

subsetzero: Peace prizes now available in Cracker Jack boxes.


They'll let any old warmonger get one these days
 
2013-10-06 12:08:20 PM

RogermcAllen: I'd rather see what the MacArthur Fellows bought.  $500,000 no strings attached money for whatever you want.


A lot of cars and houses.
 
2013-10-06 02:28:30 PM
I hope we got a receipt for Obama's half of his prize money.
 
2013-10-06 02:39:49 PM
So?
 
2013-10-06 04:08:56 PM
Read that at first as "crochet course," imagined little woven fences.

So I GIS-ed "yarn fence." Didn't find that, exactly...

...but it's amazing how much -- or rather, how little -- they're covering with yarn these days.

NSFW [scroll down]
 
2013-10-06 05:22:47 PM
Fun Fact #1:  Albert Einstein pledged his entire Nobel Prize to his wife, if she would just,,. please... divorce him!

Fun Fact #2:  The scienists who discovered that radio background noise was the remnants of the Big Bang won an IGnoble prize for their discovery, then won the Nobel prize for the same discovery.

/ I think I read that somewhere
// but I am sure you will correct me if I am wrong
 
2013-10-06 06:50:44 PM
So hookers and blow is out then?
 
2013-10-06 11:49:38 PM

Fano: That's a roque court, subby


Nope, it actually is a croquet court. The Nobel winner in question is my boss and I have even played on his court. Closely mown grass like a putting green, not packed clay as would be the case for roque. He even has a special lawnmower.

/CSB
//boring-ass game.
 
2013-10-07 08:42:42 AM
Considering that the science ones are often for work done 20+ years earlier, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of them are just spending the prize money on enjoying retirement.
 
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