Flamingo-spurred matched Featherstones, for 35 years

This photo shows Don and Nancy Featherstone, wearing matching outfits, at the 2012 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. (Mike Benveniste took the photo.) The Featherstones have come to nearly every Ig Nobel ceremony since Donald was awarded the 1996 Ig Nobel Prize for art, for creating the plastic pink flamingo. For 35 years, the Featherstones have — every day — worn matching outfits. Nancy Featherstone told why, in a recent interview in The Guardian. That interview appeared under the headline “Experience: I’ve worn the same outfit as my husband for 35 years“.

Featherstones-Ig-2012-BenvenisteBONUS: Buzzfeed has a photo-essay of the Featherstones in matching costumes going back many years.

BONUS (quasi-related): “Woman beset upon by plastic pink flamingos” in 2011

BONUS: “Pink flamingo emergency” in 2006