This article is from the Kool-Aid FAQ, by Paul and Bess Dawson-Schmidt email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
It is a popular misconception that 900 followers of cult leader Jim Jones
committed suicide by drinking Grape Kool-Aid laced with cyanide at their
commune in Jonestown Guyana in the late 1970's. This is not true. The
followers of Jones actually drank cyanide laced Flavor-aid, a cheap
imitation of Kool-Aid. The Flavor-aid flavor they consumed was grape.
Therefore, Kool-Aid played no part in this tragedy.