“Please be upstanding for one of the most insane, yet lovable characters to cross the Null’s path, Yoshiro Nakamatsu, better known as Dr NakaMats. The good doctor is the brains behind such innovations as the floppy disc, the CD, the digital watch and the fax machine, but he’s also so much moreDubbed the ?Edison of Japan’, Dr NakaMats is possibly the most prolific inventor in history. Whilst Thomas Edison – commonly regarded as the king tinkerer – invented some 1,093 gizmos and gadgets, Yoshiro Nakamatsu has well over 3,000 innovations to his name.
He even received the IgNobel Prize for Nutrition in 2005. This was after he took photos of everything he ate for 34 years to analyse what made a healthy meal. Dr. NakaMats has also invented his own range of ?Nutri-Brain’ health foods which, despite tasting like seaweed, he claims contain up to 55 essential ingredients that prolong life.This strange Japanese fellow is currently at the ripe old age of 79, but that’s not slowing him down. He plans to live until he’s 144, and who’s to say he won’t?”
(via Null Hypothesis)
(See also: Interview With Dr. Nakamatsu via What a Great Idea)