publication date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 (part of Spring 2013)

category: Aviation

clue: This German inventor of the hang glider died a few short years before his rivals in Kitty Hawk conquered the skies forever.

explanation: Lillienthal had a professional rivalry with Orville and Wilbur Wright. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Scott Horowitz

Deadly Development: Science can be hazardous to your health! These five pioneers of technology and new ways of living were too clever by half, killed by the very inventions that they hoped would better the human race (or at least further their careers).

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