Trivia

Hard

The Creator Of What Product Was Cremated And Turned Into His Invention Upon Death?

The Frisbee
The Mood Ring
The LEGO Brick
The Pet Rock

Answer: The Frisbee

There are toy inventors dedicated to fun and then there are toy inventors who are truly dedicated to fun. Edward Headrick was so dedicated to his iconic toy that he took playing with it to a whole new level: beyond the grave.

Although Headrick didn’t outright invent the concept of a flying disc (the modern concept of a recreational flying disc dates back to the 1930s when Fred Morrison and his wife Lucile started selling modified cake pans on Californian beaches). The concept underwent several revisions, buy outs, and transfers of ownership until 1964 when Headrick was hired as toy company Wham-O’s general manager and VP of marketing. Headrick took a hands on approach to the business and helped refine what was then known as the Pluto Platter into a more aerodynamic and easily controlled flying disc we’d all come to know as the Frisbee.

Headrick remained very involved in Frisbee design and Frisbee sports over the course of his life. Upon his death in 2002, his last wishes were honored and he was cremated, the ashes mixed with plastic polymer, and the mixture then molded into a set of memorial Frisbees given to family and close friends (some were also sold to benefit the The Ed Headrick Memorial Museum).

Trivia

Easy

British Researchers Created A Novel Water Quality Sampling Technique Using What Common Item?

Trivia

Hard

Which TV Show Was Resurrected By Brisk DVD Sales?

Trivia

Hard

The Least Popular Nintendo Video Gaming Product Was?

Trivia

Hard

A Promising New Drug For Treating Stroke Victims Is Derived From?

Trivia

Hard

What Iconic Children’s Toy Started Life In A Military Research Lab?

Trivia

Hard

Cheap Cardboard Records Used As Promotional Tools Throughout The 20th Century Were Known As?

Trivia

Hard

In Japan It Is Common For Golfers To Purchase?

Trivia

Very Hard

The English Dialects Found Within Ireland Are Collectively Referred To As?

Trivia

Hard

What Was The Most Expensive Computer Of All Time?

Trivia

Easy

Which Chemical Element Is Named After The Sun?