Momofuku Ando, inventor of instant noodles (March 5, 1910 – January 5, 2007)
He ate Chikin Ramen, his original flavour of noodles, almost every day until he died. Though sceptics pointed out that they were loaded with fat, salt and monosodium glutamate, he looked bonny and spry. Seabeds across Asia were littered with plastic noodle cups; but that was not his fault.
Excerpted from The Economist