Hurrah! Frisbie Day

The Frisbie Truck
The Frisbie Pie Company was founded in 1871 by William Russell Frisbie in BridgeportConnecticut, when he bought and renamed a branch of the Olds Baking Company. The company was 
The aforementioned "platter"
located on Kossuth Street in Bridgeport's East Side, where nearby schoolchildren tossed the plates around and yelled "Frisbie" so they wouldn't get hit by the spinning tins. The game the children played made its way to nearby college campuses.

Well, today we celebrate the invention of the Frisbee - a misspelling of the pie maker's name.

Walter Frederick Morrison and his partner Warren Franscioni invented a plastic version of the disc called the "Flying Saucer" that could fly further and more accurately than the tin pie plates. After splitting with Franscioni, Morrison made an improved model in 1955 and sold it to the new toy company 
Wham-O as the "Pluto Platter"--an attempt to cash in on the public craze over space and Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).  It hit the market today, this date, in 1957.

In 1958, a year after the toy's first release, Wham-O--the company behind such top-sellers as the Hula-Hoop, the Super Ball and the Water Wiggle--changed its name to the Frisbee disc, misspelling the name of the historic pie company.

So there you go. Armed and dangerous.  Head to the water-cooler and I'll tell ya' a story.