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scathing
08-01-07, 09:55 AM
As we all know, life is a matter of priorities. You need to decide what means the most to you, and compensate in other ways.

And as all of us knows, sometimes if you want to buy that quality JDM part instead of some cheap knock off, it means you'll be living off cup noodles or instant ramen to pay for it.

Bow your heads, for Momofuku Ando has passed away aged 96.


The inventor of instant noodles, Momofuku Ando, has died in Japan, aged 96, of a heart attack.

Mr Ando was born in Taiwan in 1910 and moved to Japan in 1933, founding Nissin Food Products Co after World War II to provide cheap food for the masses.

His most famous product, Cup Noodle, was released in 1971.

Source: BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6237013.stm)

RIP, Ando-san. While you didn't build car products, car enthusiasts and uni students around the world hold you dear to their hearts.

shonen
08-01-07, 10:01 AM
RIP......

Best invention ever !

scathing
08-01-07, 11:02 AM
There were rumours that, in the first few drafts of the Initial D script, Bunta taught Takumi how to drive smoothly by having a full container of Cup Noodles in the holder instead of water, so Bunta could look for MSG and chicken stock stains to find out if Tak had spilt any.*





* Warning: I may be making this up

[ekkY]
08-01-07, 11:21 AM
RIP Mr ANDO

im having noodles right nows for you

VTECMACHINE
08-01-07, 12:31 PM
Noodles FTW!!! R.I.P Big buddy...

An41
08-01-07, 09:55 PM
I guessing eating all those noodles finally got to him

RIP noddle man

Mike.V?!
08-01-07, 10:48 PM
I guessing eating all those noodles finally got to him

RIP noddle man

He lived to 96, we should all be so lucky!

Hens
08-01-07, 10:59 PM
96 is hektik for a dude who invented instant noodles
dang

VTECMACHINE
08-01-07, 11:23 PM
Just shows that instant noodles are really healthy!!!

felixR
08-01-07, 11:43 PM
awww nooo :( RIP

van
09-01-07, 01:30 PM
There were rumours that, in the first few drafts of the Initial D script, Bunta taught Takumi how to drive smoothly by having a full container of Cup Noodles in the holder instead of water, so Bunta could look for MSG and chicken stock stains to find out if Tak had spilt any.*

* Warning: I may be making this up

With that little harlett he was dating, they're not the kinds of stains I'd be looking for.

scathing
09-01-07, 06:15 PM
Cup holder is near the front seat, not the back seat.

I'm sure Bunta would be OK with Tak getting a bit sideways with the girly.

scathing
24-02-07, 01:15 AM
It looks like the funeral's been planned for Tuesday.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21278239-2,00.html

van
24-02-07, 01:33 AM
What the... But he died like... more than a month ago. Is it normal to have a funeral that long after the death, in Japan?

Middle Man
24-02-07, 03:21 AM
Maybe they freeze dried him like his noodles?





OK my bad, bad bad joke...