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MIT Balloon at Freshman Picnic

Location: Lower roof of building 10
Date: Friday, August 26, 1994 (Freshman Picnic)

During Dr. Will Keim's speech to the freshmen during the 1994 Freshman Picnic, a 12-foot balloon inflated on the lower roof of building 10, above the columns. The balloon was constructed out of hexagonal and pentagonal sheets of plastic attached in a ``soccer ball'' or ``fullerene'' configuration and inflated with a leaf blower. The seams were painted to enhance the ``soccer ball'' look. ``MIT'' was painted inside each hexagon, and ``IHTFP'' was painted inside each pentagon. Keim mentioned the balloon during his speech.

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