Motherboard recently interviewed Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu, AKA Dr. NakaMats, world record holder of over 3000+ patents (in your face, Edison!) and all-around eccentric dude. He says he invented at least part of the designs behind karaoke machines, spring shoes, digital watches, CinemaScope, sauce pumps [I love those], taxicab meters, floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, and the Cerebrex armchair (which he shows off in the video below). He’s also photographed every meal he’s eaten in the past 34+ years, because the world needs to know. Here’s his explanation for where his ideas come from:
There’s too much oxygen inside the brain. The brain cannot produce new inventions. In other words, lack of oxygen makes better creation from the brain. Therefore, I dive under the water. Then finally, before death, I create suddenly in the brain. I always dive under the water to create higher level of inventions.
This guy is hardcore, but it really works. David Carradine was this close to perfecting cold fusion. Also, Michael Hutchence solved the Riemann hypothesis but didn’t get a chance to tell anybody. Furthermore, after I’m done running this joke into the ground I’m going to go see if I can split some quarks, if you know what I’m sayin’.
That’s a screencap from his official website. Really.
[Thanks to Mike for the tip.]