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Frisbee inventor Fred Morrison dies at 90

Walter Fredrick Morrison, the man credited with inventing the Frisbee, has died. He was 90.

Utah state Rep. Kay McIff, an attorney who once represented Morrison in a royalties case, said Morrison died Tuesday at his home in Monroe, Utah.

Morrison sold the production and manufacturing rights to his Pluto Platter in 1957. The plastic flying disk was later renamed the Frisbee, with sales surpassing 200 million disks. It is now a staple at beaches and college campuses across the country and spawned such activities as Frisbee golf and the team sport Ultimate.

A full obituary will appear later at www.latimes.com/obits.

-- Associated Press

 
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Very interesting to see how a great invention as simple as this 'toy' has given rise to a whole array of sports that millions enjoy worldwide (disc golf, guts, ultimate). And all that in only 60 years!

I can recommend playing Ultimate Frisbee to everyone, it is a great sport! And it exists today thanks to Fred Morrison for inventing his 'Pluto Platter'. Thank goodness the was changed... :)


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