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Hula Hoop  - Frisbee Inventor Passes today at age 82 ARCADIA, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Richard Knerr, co-founder of Wham-O, which gave the world the Hula Hoop and the Frisbee, has died at an Arcadia, Calif., hospital at 82. Knerr died Monday at Methodist Hospital after suffering a stroke earlier in the day at his home, his wife, Dorothy, told the Los Angeles Times. Knerr and his boyhood buddy Arthur "Spud" Melin started the company in 1948 in Pasadena. They named the enterprise Wham-O for the sound that their first product, a slingshot, made when it hit its target. Dozens of toys followed that often bore playful names like Superball, Slip 'N Slide and the Water Wiggle. But, they hit it big with a redesigned bamboo ring used for exercise in Australia that became one of the most popular fads of all time -- the Hula Hoop. Knerr and Melin figure they sold 25 million hoops in four months in the late 1950s. It had one major fault: it never wore out. In 1958, while the hoop was going great guns, the team came up with the Frisbee, another wildly popular fad that sold an estimated 100 million over the next 30 years. In addition to his wife, Knerr, who was born June 30, 1925, in San Gabriel,Calif., was survived by three children, two stepchildren and eight grandchildren. Melin died in 2002.
Tags: Hula  Hoop    -  Frisbee  Inventor  Passes  today  at  age  82 
Added: 18th January 2008
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Posted By: Old Fart
Niagara Falls Great shot of frosen Falls!
Tags: Niagara  Falls  Frozrn 
Added: 29th March 2008
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Posted By: bobzero
Robin Cousins Amazing Performance This was just way too cool! Tap dancing on ice skates! And I just LOVE this song...Tommy Dorsey performed it, I believe. Cousins has made the successful transfer from sport to stage, playing the Prince in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Munkustrap in Cats, and Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show in the West End. He also starred in, produced, directed, and/or choreographed many international TV ice spectaculars such as The Nutcracker on Ice, Sleeping Beauty on Ice, The Wizard of Oz on Ice, Toy Story on Ice, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express on Ice, Holiday on Ice, and the movie The Cutting Edge. He appeared as the head judge on the show Dancing on Ice in January - March 2006, again in 2007 and scheduled for 2008.
Tags: robin  cousins  figure  skaters  olympics 
Added: 24th January 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Did Mallory Conquer Everest First Thirty-seven-year-old British mountaineer George Mallory may have reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1924--29 years before Sir Edmund Hillary achieved the feat. In June 1924, Mallory and Andrew Irvine attempted to reach Everest's summit via the North Col route. The twosome were last spotted a few hundred metres from the summit by geologist Noel Odell. They were not seen alive again. Mallory's well preserved frozen body was not found until 1999. (Irvine's body has yet to be found.) Did Mallory die trying to reach the summit or did he reach it and perish on the descent? Nobody knows for certain. His camera has not been found. However, Mallory intended to leave a photo of his wife at Everest's summit if he got there. The photo was not found on Mallory's body.
Tags: George  Mallory  Mount  Everest 
Added: 30th January 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Black Sabbath War Pigs Live Paris 1970 B.B.C.
Tags: black  sabbath  war  pigs  live  paris  1970  ozzy  tony  lommi  geezer  butler  bill  ward   
Added: 31st January 2008
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Posted By: tommy7
Dance With The Devil Cozy Powell, drummer.
Tags: Cozy  Powell  Pete  York 
Added: 3rd February 2008
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Posted By: donmac101
Sean Connery From the sublime to the ridiculous! Sean Connery has worn some exotic costumes in his career, but doesn't this one just take the cookie? The film btw. was Zardoz, a John Boorman movie need I say more?
Tags: OMG  WTF  Sean  Connery. 
Added: 28th March 2008
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Posted By: donmac101
Steve Allen on Whats My Line 1958 In May 1958 former What's My Line panelist Steve Allen triumphantly returned to the show as a mystery challenger. He has his former colleagues bamboozled for a while. Allen's quick wit is wonderful.
Tags: Whats  My  Line  Steve  Allen 
Added: 15th May 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Rosalind Russell on Whats My Line From January 4, 1953, Rosalind Russell is a terrific mystery challenger on What's My Line. (She bamboozles Dorothy Kilgallen completely!)
Tags: Whats  My  Line  Rosalind  Russell 
Added: 17th February 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
I cant Wait Old School Nu Shooz
Tags: Yup 
Added: 11th March 2008
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Posted By: Marty6697

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