Michael JacksonCreative 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.