Red Bull inventor dead at 89

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    Thai billionaire who founded Red Bull dies at 89

    http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_new...i-billionaire-who-founded-red-bull-dies-at-89

    By msnbc.com staff and news services

    BANGKOK -- The self-made Thai billionaire who created the renowned Red Bull energy drink three decades ago has died, state media in Thailand reported Saturday. He was 89.

    Thai state television broadcaster MCOT said that Chaleo Yoovidhya died of natural causes on Saturday. It cited an executive at the Thai Beverage Industry Association.

    The Bangkok Post reported that he died at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn Hospital.

    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.

    Chaleo then co-founded a company in 1984 with an Austrian partner who helped turn Red Bull into a global brand.

    Chaleo was the 205th richest man in the world with a net worth of $5 billion, according to Forbes magazine's 2012 ranking. The Bangkok Post said that he was the third richest man in Thailand.

    Religious rites were expected to begin Sunday and continue through until March 24 at Wat Kreuwal Voraviharn, the newspaper said.
     
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    RIP funny foreign man.

    BTW, worst tasting shitz liquid evar! :secret:
     
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    I've never had it myself.
     
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    one of my fave drinks


    acquired taste I guess :dontknow:
     
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    True dat.

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  7. Doug Masters

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    tequila yes

    worm no
     
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    C'mon.

    The worm is socked full of tequila juice.

    Its a gummy worm with a kick. :c
     
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    umm, no
     
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    A life less lived :depressed:
     
  12. Doug Masters

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    Never tried that one yet

    some day bro

    some day
     
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  13. Doug Masters

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    I've lived quite a bit

    let's just say I'm lucky
     
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    It tastes like shit and is very overrated on it's ability to energize or wake you up
     
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    I'm pouring out a 8.4 oz in his honor.
     
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    Never had one. Thought it was some English you fucking nonsense at least it was some fucking type of Chinese bullshit. Still not going to drink any.
     
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    What?
     
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    Wow Red Bull was created by a Thai guy? Who knew? Anyhow, rest in peace great energy drink creator, you will be missed, but thankfully your beverage will stay around to cement your legacy.
     
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    Cough syrup
     
  20. newcastlefan

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    think he got his wings?