Fred Morrison invented the frisbee. He originally called it the "Pluto Platter". The BBC says he got the idea from tossing a pie pan back and forth on the beach with his future wife, Lu. California kids called it "frisbie" after a popular local pie. Whamo! bought the rights to Morrison's Pluto Platter in 1957, and marketed it as "Frisbee" to appeal to the kids without getting sued by an angry baker.
A Frisbie pie tin. It does look like it could fly.
And ever since ...
It's been fun for young humans ...
... and fun for happy dogs for decades around the world (somewhere in the world right now, even in Iran and North Korea, someone is playing frisbee).
Fun for everyone! (No, I will not vouch for the authenticity of this photo)
God bless you Fred Morrison for bringing so much happiness into the world! What prophet or politician could ever say the same?