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PHOTO: Spurrier sampling Gatorade as a player during its inception

GAINESVILLE, FL - CIRCA 1963-1966: Steve Spurrier, #11 quarterback of the Florida Gators football team throws the ball upfield to an open receiver during a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by University of Florida/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

GAINESVILLE, FL - CIRCA 1963-1966: Steve Spurrier, #11 quarterback of the Florida Gators football team throws the ball upfield to an open receiver during a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by University of Florida/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

50 years ago, Professor Dr. J. Robert Cade and his team of research doctors from the University of Florida created what everyone now knows as Gatorade.

The drink was initially engineered as a means for the football team to combat the immense heat and humidity during practices. This genius form of hydration has essentially become the most commercialized and well-known form of quenching thirst in the sporting world.

In 1965 (the year Gatorade was invented), current South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier was a quarterback for the Gators. He was initially able to sample the beverage out of a milk carton.

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One has to wonder...why was Spurrier drinking Gatorade out of a milk carton?