publication date: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 (part of Round XXXVI)

category: Architecture

clue: Somehow, this ordinary man got it into his dome that we need to do something to save this spaceship we're on.

explanation: Fuller devoted his life to rescuing "Spaceship Earth" (his term) as an ordinary man. His most famous invention was the geodesic dome. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, and Samuel Franklin


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