Sunday, December 09, 2001

What's the Buzz?

At 5,000 pounds, will it float?

A giant sculpture of Uncle Sam, made of Ivory soap.
(Ernest Coleman photo)
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        A 5,000-pound block of Ivory soap — one of the biggest ever made — produced a giant sculpture of Uncle Sam that's now sitting in Procter & Gamble Co.'s downtown lobby.

        Ivory is one of P&G's flagship products, and the soap was made at the company's Ivorydale plant. It had been at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington since October, part of a display celebrating Ivory's history.

        The block of soap — 6 feet tall, 4 feet long and 4 feet wide — was carved by Gary Sussman of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. At 5,000 pounds, the block is equivalent to 22,000 bars of Ivory soap, P&G said.


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