The Novel Prize API opens the data from the site on Nobel Prize winners to developers. The data consists of who has won the prizes, their affiliation at the time they won the award, and birth data. According to the documentation, the REST API gives responses in JSON or CSV, and no registration for an API key is needed.
Everyone has an email address. And it seems everybody is on Facebook or Twitter. Can you start with an email address and end up with the user's photo from one of those social web services? According to two hackers at The Next Web Hackathon, you most definitely can. Email to X won first place, which came with over $3,500 of Amazon Web Services credits. And it turns out the hack, which doesn't always use official APIs, may put those credits to good use.