John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Trivia Tuesday - How did "GATORADE" get it's name?

Trivia Tuesday - How did "GATORADE" get it's name?

Trivia questions: How did "GATORADE" get it's name? What is the southernmost U.S. State?

Florida Trivia:

Venice is known as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World. Collecting prehistoric shark teeth has been a favorite pastime of visitors and residents of the Venice area for years. Back in the seventies, I made them into necklaces and sold them on the beach for gas money. They were a little smaller than the one pictured below :-)

Miami installed the first bank automated teller machine especially for rollerbladers. (cool idea)

Miami Beach pharmacist Benjamin Green invented the first suntan cream in 1944. He accomplished this development by cooking cocoa butter in a granite coffee pot on his wife’s stove. (I should get my wife to try that)

May 20, 1970 Florida lawmakers passed and sent to the Governor a bill adopting the moonstone as the official state gem. Ironically, the moonstone is not found naturally in Florida…nor was it found on the moon.

Dr. John Gorrie of Apalachicola invented mechanical refrigeration in 1851. -- Aaah - Cold beer at last!

Neil Smith and his brother of Montverde developed the first Snapper riding lawn mower.

This is a 5" fossilized Megaladon tooth. They have been extinct for about 10 million years.

big tooth

Comment balloon 6 commentsJohn Mayer • March 31 2009 10:47AM


Wasn't it developed to aid the Florida Gators college football team? Hence the name.

Posted by Tad Petersen / Home Inspector, Mpls (Safeguard Home Inspections, Inc.) over 11 years ago

I believe named after the Florida Alligator. Invented by one of the Florida State Universities. I think FSU. The sports drink sales may still  produce royalties for the University.

I have been to Venice Beach with my family and rented sifters to search for shark  teeth. We found several and had a great time searching.

Posted by John Combs (Alan Deblat Real Estate Corp.) over 11 years ago

It was discovered at University of Florida after a football practice in the heat!!

Happy Tuesday!!


Posted by Lori Isaacson (Credit Restoration Consultants) over 11 years ago

Dr. Robert Cade invented Gatorade it was a project he was working on and turned out to be a multimillion success It was amazing. Then after the Gators beat Georgia Tech 27-12 then they said they lost because, "We didn't have Gatorade ... that made the difference." Thank you for the facts but did you know the information I gave you?

Thank you,

Kim White

have a great day

Posted by Kim White LeBlanc (Keller Williams Las Vegas Realty) over 11 years ago

OK - Tad, Lori and Kim are right and obviously this was too easy for you football fans. Go Gators!

So --- Who was the first Gator to win the Heisman Trophy?

And --- What is the southernmost U.S. State? Hint - It's not Alaska.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 11 years ago

Great information about Florida.  I would guess Hawaii on southern most state???

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Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 11 years ago