Happy Birthday, Dynamite: Interesting Facts About the Explosive Material | Live Science


Today (May 7), marks the 150th anniversary of one of Alfred Nobel’s patents for dynamite, which was first patented in 1867.

The explosive forever reshaped the world, revolutionizing warfare and construction, to the lifelong chagrin of its inventor Nobel. From its origins to its use in modern warfare to its eventual fate, here are some facts about the explosive.

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