Creative people are, well, creative. The late Michael Jackson was an inventor as well as an entertainer. He held U.S. Patent 5,255,452 issued October 26, 1993 for a “Method and Means for Creating Anti-Gravity Illusion.” His invention was a dance shoe featuring a heel that he could secure to the floor while performing a dance move. The shoe enabled Jackson to perform the anti-gravity lean in the ‘smooth criminal’ video.
— Robert J. Yarbrough, Esq.