While it might be hard to believe, the creator of instant ramen wasn't targeting broke college students with little respect for their body's wellbeing. After World War II, Japanese cities were plagued with food shortages, and so the United States sent over wheat flour, telling the Japanese to use it to bake bread. One man, Momofuku Andu, believed that the flour should be used to make noodles, a food that was already deeply embedded in the Japanese culture, not bread. However, the noodles needed to be made to last. Check out the video below via Great Big Story to find out how Andu created what we know as instant ramen today.