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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Catch !

The story has it that back in the 1920s Yale students would play catch with metal pie tins from Bridgeport's Frisbie Baking Company. To warn unwary passers-by as a tin was flying through the air, they would yell out, "Frisbieee!" Years later, an adapted version of the flying disc made out of plastic was sold to the Wham-O toy company for $1 million. Wham-O introduced the toy to the public on this date in 1957, and called it the Pluto Platter. A year later, they changed the name to Frisbee. A variety of frisbee-like toys has been spawned, made from different, more flexible materials.

Quote: "Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck." — George Carlin

2 comments:

Aparna said...

my neighbour's dog has one to play with

thanx for the info dolphin!


cheers!

Mallikarjuna said...

I liked ur catchy blog and interests good improve it