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Nonagenarian inventor of instant ramen

from Boing-Boing

RIP Momofuku Ando, inventor of instant ramen

Ando noodles

Momofuku Ando, the man who invented instant ramen and founded Nissin Foods, died Friday of heart failure at 96 years of age.

Ando was inspired to develop the instant noodle after coming upon a long line of people on a cold night shortly after World War II waiting to buy freshly made ramen at a black market food stall, according to Nissin. The experience convinced him that “Peace will come to the world when the people have enough to eat,” it said.’

Link to Sydney Morning Herald,

BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6237013.stm

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