Posted: Feb 12, 2010 10:32 AM by by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
Updated: Feb 12, 2010 10:32 AM
CYBERSPACE (AP) - Back in the day, it was called the "Pluto Platter" - and no, it wasn't some kids' meal at one of the Disney resorts. The Pluto Platter was the original name for what we know today as the Frisbee. The man credited with inventing it has died.
Walter Frederick Morrison was 90. And it was in the late 1940s that he first toyed with the idea of a saucer-shaped device that could be tossed around. He sold the concept in 1957 - and it went on to become a staple of back yards, beaches and college campuses. The company that owns the rights to the Frisbee, Wham-O Manufacturing, has a tribute to Morrison on its Web site.
On the 'Net:
Frisbee site: http://www.frisbeedisc.com