Frisbee Creator Takes a Spin As His Own Invention


Walter Frederick Morrison (January 16, 1920 – February 9, 2010) was the inventor of the Frisbee. One of the most successful toys ever made, Morrison’s invention went on to generate nearly 300 million sales since its roll out in the 1950s.

Morrison died at the age of 90 in 2010. His family, looking for an appropriate way to honor the man who brought so much joy to the world, had his body cremated and his ashes made into a Frisbee. In death Morrison (like another creative person who had a similar idea) was truly linked to his life’s work.

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