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“She is squeezing my hand!” — R. Buckminster Fuller
Richard Buckminster Fuller would have been 125 years old today. Many know of his works, such as Dymaxion Map, Dymaxion House, or Dymaxion Car, or in promoting the geodesic dome.
But not as many may know of his death. He had been married for sixty-six years. His wife was in the hospital in a coma and dying. According to Wikipedia:
It was while visiting her there that he exclaimed, at a certain point: “She is squeezing my hand!” He then stood up, suffered a heart attack, and died an hour later, at age 87. His wife of 66 years died 36 hours later.