R. Buckminster Fuller, the designer and inventor, was the best thing to happen to high-school chemistry. The shape of his geodesic dome (think Epcot Centers Spaceship Earth) was the inspiration in the naming of certain spherical carbon molecules as Buckminsterfullerenes, also known, to the delight of horny 16-year-olds, as Bucky balls. Fullers dome and other zany creations are the subject of the Center for Architectures Dymaxion Study Center. Check out the prototype of Fullers plans for a portable house, the Flys Eye Dome, at LaGuardia Park across the street.
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