Three Simple Rules for a Nobel Prize

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu has advice for anyone looking to join him as a Nobel Peace Prize winner. “You must have an easy name: Tutu,” he said at the 45th-anniversary celebration for Semester at Sea at Pier 88 on June 6. “You must have a big nose. It is quite prominent, isn’t it? A cartoonist at home draws me with a long chin and a nose that almost goes into my mouth.” And step three? “Sexy legs!” The crowd—officials and alumni of the junior-year-abroad-on-a-boat program—went wild. But Tutu warned the audience not to think too highly of him. “Don’t go away saying, ‘Ooh, isn’t he nice?’ Nothing of the sort,” he said. “I visited West Point, and the cadets gave me a cap which didn’t fit. My wife, Leah, said, ‘His head is too big.’”

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Three Simple Rules for a Nobel Prize