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Watch Weezer Drummer Snag Frisbee Mid-Song

Patrick Wilson wows the crowd

(Newser) - Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson got a huge roar of approval from the crowd during a show in St. Augustine, Florida, but this wasn't about a drum solo. Wilson managed to a catch a frisbee mid-song and played on one-handed before stashing it in his teeth, reports Rolling Stone . Frontman... More »

Frisbees Are OK on LA Beaches

As are footballs; just try to use a little common sense

(Newser) - After a media flurry, the LA county supervisor would like to clarify: It's fine to toss around a Frisbee or a football on local beaches—"as long as you do it responsibly." Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky writes at his blog that county officials were "baffled" that an... More »

Fred Morrison, Frisbee Inventor, Dies at 90

Plastic disc has sold more than 200 million

(Newser) - Walter Fredrick "Fred" Morrison, the man credited with inventing the Frisbee, died Tuesday in his Utah home. He was 90. Morrison sold the production and manufacturing rights to his "Pluto Platter" in 1957. The plastic flying disc was later renamed the "Frisbee," with sales surpassing 200... More »

Father of the Hula Hoop, Frisbee Dies

Richard Knerr's Wham-O also produced Slip 'N Slide, Silly String

(Newser) - Richard Knerr, co-founder of the company that launched the Hula Hoop, Frisbee, and Silly String, died of a stroke Monday at 82. Knerr went from selling slingshots out of his parents' garage with lifelong pal and business partner Arthur Melin to creating the hugely profitable Wham-O toy company. The story... More »

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