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George Foreman reveals the incredible true story behind the advent of his iconic grill

It's truly an inspirational tale.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Published Nov 2, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 12:25 pm CDT

I’m sure that you, like most average people, are constantly wondering how genius manifests itself.

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What is that spark that inspires a person’s indefatigable drive to truly go out and change the world? What took Steve Jobs to the top of tech world or brought Jeff Bezos to change commerce forever? Where do their ideas come from? How did they make it happen?

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George Foreman has the answer you’ve been looking for. The man who revolutionized the concept of low-fat, two-sided, indoor, machine-based, lean, mean grilling with his patented George Foreman Lean, Mean Grilling Machine opened up yesterday about what inspired him to invent the George Foreman Lean, Mean Grilling Machine.

It came after someone called him out for getting knocked out by Muhammad Ali long ago.

Well… dang. All it takes to change the world is getting socked in the face by the greatest boxer of all time and having hallucinations about meat. Twitter was sure inspired.

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Now that you have the answer, go out there and create the world you want!

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*First Published: Nov 2, 2017, 11:08 am CDT