Thursday, January 11, 2007

Ramen inventor

This article in the New York Times announces the passing of the inventor of instant ramen. It's hard to imagine that something so essential really had an inventor, but it did, and happily, he lived a long life.

Ramen noodles have earned Mr. Ando an eternal place in the pantheon of human progress. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Give him ramen noodles, and you don’t have to teach him anything.

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