Amidst the hubbub over Barack Obama’s
receipt of the Nobel peace honor, scant attention was
initially paid to the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this
year. Now, the scientific community is taking a closer
look at the recipients of this prestigious award.
Alex Bukolov and lab partner Nikki
Gogoasa were announced as joint winners on October 7th.
This team worked tirelessly over the last 4 years to
develop an improved underarm deodorant. What’s so
special about their formula? A single application lasts
for a period of 2 weeks or more. “There is an enormous
demand for this type of product.” Bukolov told the
press. “It’s a real life saver for college students.
With today’s crushing course loads, weekly showers are
out of the question.”
Protests from other chemists
abound. “This just cheapens the award.” was the response
from Bob Matezcek, head of Research and Development at D
& I pharmaceuticals. “The Nobel Prize used to mean
something. Now, any kid fiddling around with a chemistry
set is a potential candidate.”
Diane Robicheaux from the
University of Mechelen concurred “What are they going to
do with the prize money - invent a better lip gloss?
Bukolov and Gogoasa declined to
comment on their plans for the 10 million kroner.
Barack Obama 44th President of the United States
President Barack Obama of the USA
- Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for Chemistry
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