Friday, January 18, 2008

Wham-O Co-Founder Dies

Richard Knarr, the co-founder of Wham-O, died today. Wham-O was responsible for the Hula Hoop and the Superball, and for popularizing the Frisbee.

Their first marketing idea was a slingshot; they had been using one to hurl meat to their pet falcons to train them.