Who invented Frisbee?


A Frisbee is a plastic concave disc which is widely used for playing between two or more players by spinning it to the other person with the flick of the wrist. It has a diameter of 20-25 cms and is used as a recreation toy or at competitions.

The Frisbee is said to have been invented by a popular American entrepreneur and inventor named Walter Frederick Fred Morrison in 1938 but it was not known as a Frisbee then and it was just known as the flying disc toy. Morrison continued work on the flying disc and started work on a new disc that he called the Pluto Platter, the rights of which was bought by Wham-O company in 1957. The company then gave this flying disc toy its name Frisbee, after a very popular restaurant in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Modifications were made to the Pluto Platter by Ed Headrick, who came up with a more stable flying disc that became an instant hit. The marketing strategy used by the Wham-O company was so efficient that the Frisbee gained acceptance as a sport especially among college and high school students. In fact in 1967 the sport named Ultimate Frisbee was invented in Maplewood, New Jersey and this sport was a cross between basketball, football and soccer. It is one of the most popular outdoor games and this game is enjoyed by people of all ages. Today Mattel Toy Manufacturers is one among the companies manufacturing the Frisbee.

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