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January/February 1998

Special Ig Nobel Issue!
Scientest/supermodel Symmetra attempts to remove a plaster cast from the left foot of Nobel Laureate Dudley Herschbach. The operation was successful. The resulting plaster replica was auctioned off at the 7th First Annual Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony. Plaster left feet of Nobel Laureates William Lipscomb (visible rear of this photo) and Walter Gilbert also were auctioned, as was a set of five toes of Symmetra. All proceeds from the auction went to the science programs of the Cambridge public schools.