Monday, April 16, 2007

The dude who invented 'instant noodles' is dead

The inventor of instant noodles, Momofuku Ando, has died in Japan, aged 96, of a heart attack.

Mr Ando was born in Taiwan in 1910 and moved to Japan in 1933, founding Nissin Food Products Co after World War II to provide cheap food for the masses. His most famous product, Cup Noodle, was released in 1971.
He developed his first instant noodles, Chicken Ramen, in 1958. Mr Ando said the inspiration for his product came when he saw people lining up to buy bowls of hot ramen noodle soup at a black market stall during the food shortages after World War II. Full article here.
(thanks jrobe691)

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4 Comments:

At 4/15/2007 10:50 PM, Anonymous Brittany said...

I think he's been dead for 2mnths now...

Well, that food feeds millions of college students..

 
At 4/15/2007 11:47 PM, Blogger Ramsey said...

Oh wow. Yeah, I guess you're right. He's been dead for a while.

Thanks Brittany.

 
At 4/15/2007 11:48 PM, Anonymous Menace(jrobe691) said...

I think it was last month but I forgot to send you the link till now ramsey this is jrobe691

 
At 4/16/2007 6:41 PM, Anonymous Lawyer said...

Well, I guess he finally reached his expiration date.

But come on... 96 years old? Maybe Ramen Noodles really are good for you?

 

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