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14 Interesting and Little-Known Facts About Michael Jackson

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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4 thoughts on “14 Interesting and Little-Known Facts About Michael Jackson

  1. Elisha Bar Edwardz says:

    Those special shoes he invented for "Smooth Criminal"…what a creation! I knew those leans the dancers did were superhuman…Prophetically named song too!

  2. Sundiata Keita says:

    white folks some lyin muthafu*kas. Michael Jackson supposedly died broke but since his death "he" made 1 billion.

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