The inventor of Cup Noodles, Momofuku Ando, has passed away. In 1958 he invented the ubiquitous noodly delicacy that we all know and love, hoping to create a convenient and inexpensive meal for the working class. His company, Nissin Foods, has grown into a huge and well-recognized corporation world wide and Cup Noodles have become a supermarket staple ever since.
Thank you, Mr. Ando. I couldn't have survived college without you. Rest in peace, my friend.
The History of Noodles
Excellent Obit piece for Ando in the New York Times
Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum
Ramen Noodle Blog