Anniversaries: Frisbee's 50th - Or Is It?

Frisbee's 50th -- Or Is It?

At Vermont's Middlebury College, they swear it started this way. Back in 1939, five Middlebury undergrads suffered a flat while driving through Nebraska. As two boys wrestled with the tire, a third found a discarded pie tin from the Frisbie Pie Co. near a cornfield. Above his head a lightbulb went on. He threw the pie tin into the air and yelled, "Frisbie!" History was made.

Well, maybe. There are quite a few people around the country who claim to have invented the aerobatic platter. But the legend is so treasured at Middlebury that last week, while observing Frisbee's 50th anniversary,...

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