Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Wham-O turns sixty

Wham-O, the company that brought you mega fads like the slingshot, the Hula-Hoop and the Frisbee, turns
sixty this year. According to the Wham-O Wikipedia page, the WAMO slingshot was invented to hurl meat in the air for the training of pet falcons and hawks. (WAMO supposedly being the sound of the target being hit).
The company was founded in 1948 by Arthur "Spud" Melin and Richard Knerr (who just died this past January and was the subject of this blog entry). Read more about this history of Wham-O on the history page of the Wham-O website.

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