Dr. Robert Cade, inventor of Gatorade, dies in Florida

The next time you pause for a drink on the battlefield, raise your plastic jug in honor of Dr. Robert Cade, the inventor of Gatorade, who died recently of kidney failure in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 80 years old.

Cade created the original sports drink in 1965 to help University of Florida football players replace carbohydrates and electrolytes lost during heavy exertion. It was named after the school's mascot, the Florida Gator.