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Michael Jackson – Singer, Entertainer & Patent Holder

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Patent Holder? –Huh? 

Yes, few people realize that Michael Jackson helped invent special shoes that worked in conjunction with a support hidden in the stage that allowed the dancers in the "Smooth Criminal" music video to lean forward at an angle otherwise impossible without the patented device.

Michael Jackson’s patent, U.S. Patent No. 5,255,452, was issued on June 29, 1992.

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