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bijou
02-12-2010, 06:05 AM
Utah House Rep. Kay McIff, an attorney who represented Mr Morrison in a royalties case, said he died at his home in Monroe, Utah, on Tuesday.

"That simple little toy has permeated every continent in every country, as many homes have Frisbees as any other device ever invented," Mr McIff said. "How would you get through your youth without learning to throw a Frisbee?"


Mr Morrison's son, Walt, said that "old age caught up" with his father and that he also had cancer.

"He was a nice guy. He helped a lot of people," Walt Morrison said. "He was an entrepreneur. He was always looking for something to do."

Mr Morrison sold the production and manufacturing rights to his "Pluto Platter" in 1957. The plastic flying disc was later renamed the "Frisbee," with sales surpassing 200 million discs. It is now a staple at beaches and college campuses across the country and spawned sports like Frisbee golf and the team sport Ultimate. ...link (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7218219/Inventor-of-the-Frisbee-dies-aged-90.html)
RIP. :(

FlaGator
02-12-2010, 08:24 AM
Extraterrestrials everywhere are in mourning.

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Gingersnap
02-12-2010, 09:49 AM
Doc will be crushed. I'm not telling him. :(