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How to Become a Nobel Laureate

It’s Nobel Prize announcement week, which means some of the smartest, most revolutionary people in the world are about to be officially deemed as such by the Swedish Academy. But what can you do to get your name on that list in the future? This handy infographic, created by BBC Future, breaks down the qualities of the past winners — qualities like gender, age, birth month, and how they like to wear their facial hair — into a fool-proof formula so you can make some vital decisions about the next steps. So if you’re shooting for, say, a Nobel Prize in Literature, you should probably work on making sure you’re over 65, male, European, and married — and it’s time to get contacts and shave that beard. [via I Love Charts]

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