Walter Frederick Morrison, the inventor of the Frisbee, passed away at the age of 90 in his home in Utah.
Morrison came up with the idea while throwing a popcorn can lid with friends. The popcorn lid dented and led to the discovery that cake pans flew better and were easier to come by. Morrison started a business selling “Flyin’ Cake Pans”, which led to a molded plastic version that Morrison named the Flyin-Saucer. In 1955, he and his wife, Lu, designed the Pluto Platter and sold the rights to the Wham-O toy company, who renamed the disc, the Frisbee, a play on the Frisbie Pie Company name.