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Richard Ara Onanian (August 7, 1927 - September 1, 2015) was a Cambridge, Massachusetts-born game designer who apparently lived in Cambridge and Arlington his entire life. He was a World War II veteran who served as a radio electronics technician in the U.S. Navy from 1945 until 1948 and obtained bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics.

In 1964, Onanian was leafing through a Boston Globe Sunday magazine when a story described one of John Kennedy's favorite after-dinner games where players in the game choose five topics and then write down six words related to those categories, the winner being the first to fill in all thirty spots. Onanian used this information to invent the game Facts-In-Five.

In 1971, he created an adult education seminar entitled Ideas, Inventions, and Patents. Onanian was a member and/or founder of many organizations in the Boston area related to invention and technology. In 1982, he acquired the corporation and assets of Learning Things, Inc., and spent the next two decades designing, manufacturing, and distributing materials for science, mathematics, and technology education, K-12 until the business was sold in 2001.

He died in New York City in 2015.

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