We are not for sure that a guy at Yale, who was first throwing around plates through the halls and just being a jerk, invented the frisbee. The one thing we do know is that while he was being a jerk someone yelled "Frisb...ee...ee" to warn somebody that their head was about to be dented if he didn't move. But why "Frisbee"? Because a company called Frisbee Baking Company made the pies that were on the flying disks. Of course they were eaten before the plates were thrown around.
Okay, here's the thing though. Other colleges are saying that they were the place where the frisbee was once invented, including Princeton, Dartmouth, and Amherst. There is even a statue of a dog catching a frisbee in mid-air at Middlebury college in Vermont to celebrate the claim that a group of Middlebury boys discovered the Frisbee on a road trip to Nebraska in 1938. They somehow got a flat tire and started to play with a empty pie plate because of boredness. It was destiny or so-called.
But there is still all the others who THINK they invented the frisbee. Like the Yallies still say they did it first and just so you know some of these dates that they say they invented it, go back as far as the 1820's. I mean your great grandparents were probably not even born by then.
Anyway, we are pretty sure that the frisbee was born in 1948 by Walter Morrison, a building inspector in California, who made plastic pie tins he used to throw. He named his first frisbee "Rotary Fingernail Clipper", which didn't attract the public one bit. Then hoping to make something, he changed the name to "Pluto Platter" with even stamped instructions to it saying, "Flat flip flies straight. Tilted flip curves. Play catch. Invent games." But he still wasn't a rich man. That didn't come until 1957 when two USC grads named Rich Knerr and Arthur "Spud" Melin paid him $1,000,000 for his invention. WOW, that's a lot of money!
In the 60's the frisbee made its mark. It became one of the greatest toys for people sold by Wham-O.
Since then the frisbee has been used for all kinds of things including a sport. A rather fun one I must say. People throw frisbees for dogs and just for an energy-wasting fun game. Try it!