The frisbee connection

United States
January 26, 2016 12:41pm CST
Did you know that on January 23, 1957 the Wham-O toy company rolled out their first batch of Frisbees. The story starts way back in 1871 when William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company. At the nearby university,the students, in their spare time, would throw empty pie pans, yelling " Frisbie!". In 1948 Walter Morrison and Warren Franscioni invented a plastic version of the disc called the Flying Saucer. After Morrison split from Franscioni he made a improved model in 1955 and sold it to the Wham-O toy company as the Pluto Platter. In the toy company changed the name to the Frisbee Disc, misspelling the named of the historic pie company. That is how we have the Frisbee today. What do you think of the Frisbee, and did you how it came to be before I wrote about it.
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@fishtiger58 (30503)
• Momence, Illinois
26 Jan 16
How interesting, my 2 sons and I play often when they are in town. I have played Frisbee for many decades it's way fun. I have also played Frisbee golf which is a blast.
• United States
26 Jan 16
Wow, I have never heard of Frisbee golf before. How interesting.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 I will , thank you :)
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@fishtiger58 (30503)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Jan 16
@coolrachel My pleasure
@Platespinner (19241)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
27 Jan 16
I seem to remember a frisbee pie plate in Back to the Future III
• United States
27 Jan 16
Probably was. I think people back in the old days did use them sometimes.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
27 Jan 16
@coolrachel We used melamine plates on a picnics at least once growing up when we forgot to pack the frisbees...
• United States
27 Jan 16
@Platespinner Great substitute when you don't have one.
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@JudyEv (108320)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jan 16
Thanks for this information about the frisbee. It is a fun game which has developed a lot since they first appeared.
• United States
28 Jan 16
It sure has develop since it first started.
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