The Frisbee is probably the most popular ‘Fad’ of all time.
First produced in the late 1950s, this plastic dinner-plate has become a permanent fixture on beaches and in parks around the world. It is also now a formally recognised sporting event.
The concept first appeared on college campuses in the USA when students would toss around pie pans made by the Frisbie Baking Company of Connecticut.
The toy was perfected by Walter Frederick Morrison, who also patented the creation.
He sold the patent in 1957 to the Wham-O Manufacturing Company (who also owned the patent for the Hula Hoop), although it wasn’t until 1959 that the term “Frisbee” (with the altered spelling) was registered as a trademark.