Pure Poison IconThe Australian, reporting on the unfortunate death of a Nobel Prize winner before his award could be announced:

Nobel Prize jury’s award gaffe over honour for Ralph Steinman

THE Nobel Medicine Prize jury has been caught off guard by honouring a Canadian scientist who died just days before the announcement, with prize rules forbidding posthumous awards…

Steinman, 68, died of pancreatic cancer on September 30, according to a statement issued by Rockefeller University in New York where he worked.

Not so much a comic “gaffe” as the sad death of someone who had worked hard to save lives, really.

(Via reader Paul S.)

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