What invention did Michael Jackson receive a patent for? – 2017

What invention did Michael Jackson receive a patent for?

Anti-gravity shoe

Answer: Michael Jackson was famous for his gravity defying moves onstage, thanks to his invention of the anti-gravity shoe lift. His iconic, gravity-defying lean was first seen in the 1987 video for Smooth Criminal. In order to accomplish this famous forward lean, Michael Jackson invented a special shoe that had a slotted heel which slid onto bolts that protruded from the floor, creating a dovetail joint between the dancer and the stage. The patent was awarded in 1993, and expired in 2005. In 2009, the one of a kind shoes were auctioned off for a cool $600,000.

Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor, and philanthropist. Wikipedia
Born: 29 August 1958, Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: 25 June 2009, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Did you know: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is the best-selling album of all time by claimed sales (65 million). wikipedia.org

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