No, I am not going to post a hunting story or a slaughter story. But rather I am talking about a toy that had a strange beginning, well, maybe not "that" strange.
There was a need and friends Arthur Melin and Richard Knerr decided to make something to fill that need. The need was feeding falcons in flight. They developed a slingshot that could shoot meat up to the falcons. Thus, the sling shoot was invented and young boys, including myself were seen with them sticking out of their back blue jean pant pockets. How many of you have ever owned this:
I had one that I believe was like the one pictured above. Yep, a Wham-O Sling Shot and it was patented in 1963. They also came up with a lot of other things, like the Frisbee and the Slip 'N' Slide. Here is a picture of some more of Wham-O's products.
OK, now don't you wish you were a kid again? Heck, If I tried to use some of his toys, especially the Hula-Hoop, I wouldn't be able to walk for a week or more. Rocking in my rocking chair is enough exercise for me (grin). Oh yes, before I go, I suppose that I should tell you that the Hula-Hoop was patented on this day in 1963, now you all have a great day, you hear.