I know may sounds crazy but I REALLY never thrown a frisbee before. I noticed a couple times when I was in Brazil and people were throwing it at the beach but I don’t recall even touch a frisbee before. The thing is, about a year ago my husband got one so we could throw it during the summer or so. But I work every weekend and my husband is off just on weekends, we don’t have to much time together what we really hate. Yesterday after my work 8pm we went to the park. It was a little dark already but we threw frisbee for a hour and I had so much fun(I bet he did too). First half hour my husband was trying to teach me how to throw it and it was not a success. I thought was hard and I like to try until I at least learn something. After half hour or so I got a little better. I was curious to know where frisbee came from? who created? And here is what I found out.
The Frisbie Baking Company(1871-1958) of Bridgeport, Connecticut, made pies that were sold to many New England colleges. Hungry college students soon discovered that the empty pie tins could be tossed and caught, providing endless hours of game and sport. Many colleges have claimed to be the home of ‘he who was first to fling.’ Yale College has even argued that in 1820, a Yale undergraduate named Elihu Frisbie grabbed a passing collection tray from the chapel and flung it out into the campus, thereby becoming the true inventor of the Frisbie and winning glory for Yale. That tale is unlikely to be true since the words ‘Frisbie’s Pies’ was embossed in all the original pie tins and from the word ‘Frisbie’ was coined the common name for the toy.
In 1948, a Los Angeles building inspector named Walter Frederick Morrison and his partner Warren Franscioni invented a plastic version of the Frisbie that could fly further and with better accuracy than a tin pie plate. Morrison’s father was also an inventor, who invented the automotive sealed-beam headlight. Another interesting tidbit was that Morrison had just returned to America after World War II, where he had been a prisoner in the infamous Stalag 13. His partnership with Warren Franscioni, who was also a war veteran, ended before their product had achieved any real success.
Morrison (after his split with Franscioni) produced a plastic Frisbie called the Pluto Platter, to cash in on the growing popularity of UFOs with the American public. The Pluto Platter has become the basic design for all Frisbies. The outer third of the Frisbie disc is called the ‘Morrison Slope’, listed in the patent. Rich Knerr and A.K. ‘Spud’ Melin were the owners of a new toy company called ‘Wham-O’. Knerr and Melin also marketed the Hula-Hoop, the Super Ball and the Water Wiggle. They pair first saw Morrison’s Pluto Platter in late 1955. They liked what they saw and convinced Morrison to sell them the rights to his design. With a deal signed, Wham-O began production (1/13/1957) of more Pluto Platters. The next year, the original Frisbie Baking Company shut down and coincidentally Fred Morrison was awarded a patent (Design patent 183,626) for his flying disc. Morrison received over one million dollars in royalties for his invention.
In 1968, the U.S. Navy spends almost $400,000 to study Frisbees in wind tunnels, following their flights with computers and cameras, and building a special Frisbee-launching machine on top of a Utah cliff to test a prototype flare launcher.
( source: http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa980218.htm)
And here is my diet of the day.
Breakfast: Half banana, little piece of apple, a slice of homemade almond bread and my coffee ( I don’t drink sweet coffee. Just coffee, a little milk and a teaspoon of cinnamon)
Snack: 2 tablespoons of hummus, a slice of almond bread, string cheese and green tea.
Lunch: A piece of baked mustard lime chicken, 2 tablespoons of rice, and cabbage and 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce that I made today.
Dinner: A piece of baked mustard lime chicken, 2 tablespoons of rice, and cabbage and 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce.
Snack: 2 tablespoons of yogurt with half apple.
Snack before bed: 1/2 half grapefruit, nuts, raisins and some broussel sprouts
I worked out harder today. Most of my exercises are interval trainer, tabata, and HIIT. I have a few tools for work out at home that I will be posting some day. I do body weight exercises it works just fine for me.
Well, that was my day. I really enjoyed the frisbee experience and I will be doing it again and again. I ran and jumped to much that I am sure I burned some of my belly fat. ( lost one pound…yay)
Just a nice quote I saw. “The pride you gain is worth the pain.” (Dennis Ogilvie)