A man, who many gamers and all-nighters alike owe a life debt of gratitude, has passed away today. Sadly, the man responsible for inventing the caffeine and taurine spiked energy drink Red Bull has died at the age of 89 of natural causes.
Chaleo Yoovidhya, one of Thailand’s richest man, died of natural causes on Saturday, Thai state television broadcaster MCOT said.
Mr Chaleo founded T.C. Pharmaceuticals. In the 1970s, it formulated an energy drink prototype called Krathing Daeng, or Red Bull in English. It was popular among Thai truck drivers and laborers.
The original drink named in the article actually translated to Red Water Buffalo, but the Bull became the end product when it was branded for North American addicts.
It is this nectar of the gods that gives us all the ability to stay awake for one more raid, one more all night game session, one more rave, one more study session, and one more drink.
I tip my (not) recommended third Redbull in 24 hours to respect your achievements.
Everyone dies, but not everyone stays awake long enough to actually live!