Inventor Of the Thirst Quencher Dies

gatorade.jpg Dr. J. Robert Cade, the man who invented Gatorade, just passed away due to kidney failure. I’m so hoping his ailment is in now way related to the consumption of his product. Anyway, fun facts on the origin of the popular sports drink, via the Union-Tribune:

Gatorade was born thanks to a question from former Gators coach Dwayne Douglas, Cade told The Associated Press in 2005.

Said Cade: “He asked, ‘Doctor, why don’t football players wee-wee after a game?’ ”

“That question changed our lives,” Cade said.

A grown man said wee-wee? Oh well. Simpler times.

Using their research, and about $43 in supplies, the researchers concocted a brew for players to drink while playing football. The first batch was, well . . .

“It sort of tasted like toilet bowl cleaner,” said Dana Shires, one of the researchers.

Said Cade: “I guzzled it and I vomited.”

They went on to add “sugar and lemon juice to improve the taste.” Mmm, all this talk of wee-wee and toilet bowls is making you work up a powerful thirst, no? Thought not.

‘Gatorade’ Sounds Nicer Than ‘Toilet Bowl-ade’ [Union-Tribune]

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