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November 15, 2007

Strange objects on Spaceship Earth

srikanth @ 10:04 am, GMT +0000 ( 1195121086 ) Play

The KQA Annual Science Quiz is going to be held on 18th Nov (this Sunday), at 1000hrs in Daly Hall, Bangalore. If you like this site, you’ll probably like that quiz too :-)

On to the question: connect the three images below, and identify the man behind them:

Cracked by: udupendra, sidsen, teju, alephnull, Keerthi Kiran M, Tathagata Chatterjee, Gammafunction, aandthirtyeights, Madan, Anirudh, Quehin, iamniks, Shakeel, prasanth, Varun.M, yaksha and nisha’s thambi.

Answer:The  connect is “Dymaxion”. Dymaxion was Richard Buckminster Fuller’s “brand” Dymaxion, under which name he released a lot of stuff. Wiki away for more info :-)

17 Responses to “Strange objects on Spaceship Earth”

  1. udupendra

    Dymaxion stuff by Buckminster Fuller. Nice question!

  2. sidsen

    dymaxion map-car-house : Buckminster Fuller

  3. teju

    Man behind them Richard Buckminster Fuller..

    1.The Fuller Projection, or Dymaxion Map : displaying spherical data on a flat surface using a low-distortion transformation

    2.Dymaxion car

    3.Dymaxion house

    All designed by Fuller

  4. alephnull

    (1) Dymaxion map
    (2) Dymaxion car
    (3) presumably something that Buckminster ‘Call me Bucky’ Fuller also designed.

  5. Keerthi Kiran M

    Dimaxion Map
    Dimaxion Car
    Dimaxion House
    By Buckminster Fuller

  6. Tathagata Chatterjee

    a) Dymaxion World Map
    b) Dymaxion Car ( Its a 1934 version)
    c) Dymaxion House
    The man behind the three items is Buckminster Fuller.
    Tathagata Chatterjee

  7. Gammafunction


    Connect being Buckminster Fuller
    I do swear that I have a small Buckyball footprint :-)

  8. Buckminster Fuller.

  9. Madan

    R. Buckminster Fuller
    Inventor, Designer, Architect, Theorist (1895-1983)

    a.Fuller’s world maps.
    b.Dymaxion Car 1933.
    c.Wichita House.

  10. Anirudh

    Fuller projection or the Dynamaxion map

    1934 Dynamaxion Car

    Dynamaxion house

    all three developed by Buckminster Fuller

  11. Quehin

    Dymaxion(map, car, house).
    Buckminster Fuller.

  12. iamniks

    Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller …all the above are ideas of bucky

    Dymaxion map:It designed to show the Earth’s continents with minimum distortion when projected or printed on a flat surface.

    Dymaxion car:Aerodynamic car..The car had a fuel efficiency of 30 miles per US gallon (7.8 L/100 km), which was unheard of in the United States at the time. It could transport eleven passengers at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour (193 km/h).

    Dymaxion house: energy-efficient and low-cost house.

  13. Shakeel

    First is the Unfolded Dymaxion map with nearly-contiguous land masses.
    Second is the Dymaxion car.
    Third is the Dymaxion House prototype which was nevr mass produced like most of above designs.

    The man behind all of them is Buckminster Fuller.

  14. prasanth

    Connect: Dymaxion

    man behind it : buckminster fuller

  15. Varun.M

    pic 1:dymaxion map
    pic 2:dymaxion car
    pic 3:dymaxion house

    connect:dymaxion(Dynamic Maximum Ion)
    person behind these:Buckminster Fuller

  16. yaksha

    1>Dymaxion map
    2>Dymaxion car
    3>Dymaxion house
    Buckminster Fuller

  17. nishas thambi

    Buckminster Fuller- the Dymaxion map, car and house

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