Thursday, May 31, 2007

Popcorn Lid v. Pie Tin

!!Book Shocker!!
It was a popcorn lid..not a Frisbie pie tin.

Part 1 Selected Highlights: ...Scratchin' the Itch...
Part 2 Selected Highlights: ...Grading a Disc's Condition...

Flat Flip Flies Straight! True Origins of the Frisbee

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• 1937 : Fredrick Morrison got the inspiration for the iconic toy that would become the Frisbee at a Thanksgiving family picnic, tossing the lid of a large popcorn tin back and forth.
• Date Unknown: Meanwhile, back in Southern New England, the activity of sailing disc-shaped objects on several college campuses became known as "frizby" or "frisbie," quite possibly because throwing pie tins from the Frisbie Pie Company (with an outlet near Yale) was best-known.
• 1957 : Morrison sold the rights to his Pluto Platter to Wham-O, which renamed the flying disc the Frisbee.
• 1969 : High school students from Maplewood, N.J., bent the rules from a game of catch and invented Ultimate Frisbee. The Ultimate Players Association was formed 10 years later to support the sport.

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