I’m Norwegian on my mother’s side.
In 1989, the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2009, the current President of the United States, Barack Obama, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
I guess this would be what my mother's people call ironi, right?
Thanks to Blue Lyon for the info on past winners.
Reclusive Leftist - I first read about this, um, occurence via Greg Mankiw. My reaction was pretty much identical to Reclusive Leftist’s. Except for the coffee thing - cant stand the stuff.
Just One Minute decides his favorite line from the Instapundit readers is “How do you say ‘jumped the shark’ in Norwegian?” I can’t quite figure out how to conjugate the verb but I believe “jump the shark” would be “hoppe en hai” which sounds like something a rabbit would do if he was feeling particularly energetic.