Today would’ve been Momofuku Ando’s 105th birthday. Who is Momofuku Ando and why is Google honoring him? And why is he pictured eaten ramen?

Let’s put it this way. A year 2000 poll conducted in Japan asked citizens what their country’s greatest invention was. The answer: instant ramen.

Many of you may already know the story: After World War II, Mr. Ando was inspired to develop a way to help alleviate food shortages in Japan. The result: instant ramen. According to Nissin, Mr. Ando believed that “Peace will come to the world when the people have enough noodles to eat.” And that belief started a revolution that eventually led to raaammmmeeeen in spaaaaacccceeee.

Momofuku Ando passed away at the age of 96 in 2007.

“It took 48 years of my life for me to come up with the idea of instant noodles. Each and every event in the past is connected to the present by invisible threads.”
– Momofuku Ando

Via Google for more Doodles and info.

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