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LIFE ON MARS!
Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
September 01, 1997
Maybe there is and maybe there isn't, but what's pictured here is no extraterrestrial. It's Australian swimmer Susie O'Neill wearing a revolutionary, Speedo-designed cap with built-in goggles to cut down on water drag created by the eye sockets. O'Neill, the 1996 Olympic gold medalist in the 200-meter butterfly, plans to wear the cap at the world championships next January in Perth. Of her headgear, she says, "It feels like I'm in my own private world."
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September 01, 1997

Life On Mars!

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Maybe there is and maybe there isn't, but what's pictured here is no extraterrestrial. It's Australian swimmer Susie O'Neill wearing a revolutionary, Speedo-designed cap with built-in goggles to cut down on water drag created by the eye sockets. O'Neill, the 1996 Olympic gold medalist in the 200-meter butterfly, plans to wear the cap at the world championships next January in Perth. Of her headgear, she says, "It feels like I'm in my own private world."

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