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Yoshiro Nakamatsu 中松 義郎

Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu, (Dr. NakaMats/中松 義郎) holds more than 2,300 patents, has won the grand prize at the International Exposition of Inventors in New York City, invented the floppy disk, the compact disc, the compact disc player, the digital watch, a unique golf putter, and a water-powered engine. He was awarded the 2005 Ig Nobel prize for Nutrition, for photographing and retrospectively analyzing every meal he has consumed during a period of 34 years.

I hear this guy's work is indistinguishable from magic. But that was before I looked at it. Now I know it-is magic! Take the below for example.

Apparatus for increasing the activity of the human brain

This invention provides an apparatus for increasing the activity of the human brain which includes a section for cooling the head of a person and another section for warming his feet or legs.

Patent number: 4987896
Filing date: Aug 17, 1989
Issue date: Jan 29, 1991
Inventor: Yoshiro Nakamatsu
Apparatus for increasing the activity of the... - Google Patents


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