It's tough to think about inventors without remembering dear Dr NakaMats. He claims to have invented over 3000 items - frequently while almost drowning himself - and basically thinks Thomas Edison's an uneducated wimp who quit at 1093 inventions.
Aside from karaoke machines, NakaMats also claims to have invented floppy disks, a weird golf putter, compact disc players, digital watches, springy shoes, hydrogen-powered engines, a crazy armchair that may or may not have made some man's cancer worse and a lot more. Sure, there's talk that he may be a complete loon who's just spouting lies and barely invented anything, but who cares? The man's amusing on video. [Motherboard via Gizmodo]
Picture from NakaMats
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