Frisbee Inventor, Walter Frederick Morrison Dies

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.

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