Lice Styles Of The Rich And Famous

Although sorely tempted, I'm not going to nominate Dr. Sydney Spiesel for the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Spiesel invented a shampoo that makes the nits of head lice glow under ultraviolet light. The Nobel Committee doesn't go in for the sort of achievements that focus on everyday life, however stunning they may be. I learned that a long time ago when I tried to get the Nobel Peace Prize for the late Lisa Mosca, of Mosca's restaurant in Waggaman, La., for the perfection of her baked oysters. They gave it to Kissinger that year.

Maybe Dr. Spiesel, a professor at Yale...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!