Momofuku Ando of Nissin died of a heart failure yesterday, 5th January 2007. The godfather to astronauts and starving college students was 96.
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.’
And get this..He’s actually Chinese, not Japanese. Woo..