Will Mark Zuckerberg Win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Adrian Chen · 10/06/11 05:12PM

The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded tomorrow, and people are taking seriously the possibility that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg might win it. These people seem to be confusing the concepts of "world peace" and "procrastinating at work."

Yes He Did, Apparently

cityfile · 10/09/09 02:15AM

In a major upset, the Nobel Committee announced this morning that it's awarded this year's peace prize to President Obama for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." [AP, Reuters, NYT]

Tyra Banks vs. Mother Teresa

cityfile · 03/24/09 01:35PM

Life is filled with so many difficult decisions. Take, for example, the question that the Oxygen network posed to a group of women as part of a recent survey: Would you rather win America's Next Top Model or the Nobel Peace Prize? Not surprisingly, 25 percent of respondents said they'd take the modeling industry's most coveted title over the one that celebrates people who, like, make the world a better place, which may have something to do with the fact that winning ANTM brings with it a possible fast food contract and an In Touch cover, while joining the ranks of Muhammad Yunus, Wangari Muta Maathai, and Shirin Ebadi doesn't sound all that sexy. When have any of them been featured on the cover of a magazine, huh? (Foreign Affairs doesn't count; it doesn't even have pictures on the cover!)