Drenched with thoughts and ideas
Ludwig van Beethoven was a HARD worker. He spent hours upon hours writing away and composing his brilliant works. In order to ‘keep sharp,’ he would often pour cold water over his head when writing. He did this so frequently, in fact, that his downstairs neighbour would often complain about water leaking through his floors into their place.
...and Tesla, too
Edison never said that about salt.
That was J.C. Penny, who used to take jr. executives up for promotions to lunch and watch whether they seasoned their food before eating.
His belief was that they wouldn't be careful in company decisions if they acted impulsively at simple eating decisions.