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In pictures: 60 years of Frisbee fun

Walter Frederick Morrison, 1957

Walter Frederick Morrison, the man who invented the Frisbee, has died. He came up with 'Whirlo-Way in 1948'. It was the world's first flying disc and was known as the Flyin-Saucer.

A group of students play catch with a flying disc, likely a pie tin, at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, October 1950

Seven years later, the Flyin-saucer was reinvented and replaced by a plastic disc called the Pluto Platter. New owners a couple of years later renamed it the Frisbee.

Ed Headrick holds a Frisbee

Morrison's Pluto Platter was redesigned by this guy - Ed Headrick. Now the Frisbee could be thrown more accurately!

The British Frisbee Team, 1975

International Frisbee tournaments started - here's the British Frisbee team of 1975 before a competition.

A man enjoys a game of Frisbee in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, 1994

The Frisbee is popular in many countries around the world...

Rugby Union All Black Coach John Mitchell catches the Frisbee at a training session in Argentina, 2001

New Zealand's Rugby Union All Black Coach John Mitchell catches the Frisbee as his team train before a match in Argentina.

The Frisbee Disc Competition in Washington, 1995

It's not as easy as it looks...

Owen, a border collie from Anaheim Hills, California, catches a frisbee, 1996

But this border collie seems to have mastered it...

Dog Nina jumps between the legs of her owner as she catches a Frisbee during the Butch Cassidy Cup 2009

This dog, Nina, has also developed her skills, catching a Frisbee as she jumps through her owner's legs.