A6He Was a Real King

The Kingdom of Sanwi in the southeast area of the Ivory Coast in West Africa declared Michael Jackson a king in 1993. It was a region he visited frequently.

michael-jackson-double-10He Was An Inventor

In 1993, Jackson, along with two other inventors, Michael L. Bush and Dennis Tompkins, filed for a patent on the “anti-gravity” shoes they invented.

These special shoes had a triangular groove in the heels that caught onto a bolt projecting from the stage floor that allowed Jackson and his dancers to lean forward beyond the center of gravity. The King of Pop used this gravity-defying illusion to wow audiences in live performances of the song Smooth Criminal.

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