Few People Know That Florida Is The Birthplace Of Gatorade, The Thirst-Quenching Sports Drink
If ever you’ve played sports in your life, or heck, even went to one-too-many parties in college, you likely know what Gatorade is and tastes like. But what many people don’t know about this popular sports drink is that it was created right here in the state of Florida! Sure, UF Fans and many Florida residents might know this fun fact about the thirst-quenching beverage, but many visitors who consume the electrolyte drink don’t! So, let’s take a trip back in history to see exactly how Florida became the birthplace of Gatorade.
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A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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