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Saturday, January 6, 2007
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the AP: Inventor of instant noodles dies at 96

Momofuku Ando, the Japanese inventor of instant noodles — a dish that has sustained American college students for decades — has died. He was 96.

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In 1958, his “Chicken Ramen” — the first instant noodle — was introduced after many trials. Following its success, the company added other products, such as the “Cup Noodle” in 1971.

“The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum” opened in 1999 in Ikeda City in western Japan commemorating his inventions.

There is a nice cartoon tribute to Ando here.

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1 Comment

  1. This gives whole new meaning to the name of Hiro’s sidekick, Ando, on Heroes…

    Comment by Jay — Sunday, January 7, 2007 @ 3:03 am

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