5. It sparked a bitter legal feud
When Dr. Cade asked the University of Florida about marketing the revolutionary drink, they declined, so he sold the formula to Stokely-Van Camp. The company dished a nice cut of royalties to Cade and his team, which pissed off the school. They took the researchers to court, alleging all the money belonged to them since the drink was developed on their grounds. The eventual settlement gave UF a percentage of the loot, but Cade did not have nice words for his employers during the fight. As he put it, "They told me it belonged to them and all the royalties were theirs. I told them to go to hell."