Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) November 12, 2005
Chris Stromberg believes he has found the next fad toy that will sweep the nation. He is the Milwaukee-based manufacturer and promoter of Toobee, the Amazing Flying Can, hailed as the "Hottest item since the Frisbee®." Stromberg said about this new creation, "It's a toy that turns heads and creates good, clean fun wherever it goes."
Toobee was invented in Berkeley, California by Dale Klahn and Gary Upham, both of whom hold advanced degrees in aeronautical and nuclear engineering.
At first glance, the Toobee appears to be nothing more than the top third of a beer or soda can. By design, Toobee is a cylindrical wing or annular airfoil. The Toobee pilot simply grips the can like a football and throws it, rounded edge forward, like an NFL long bomb. When thrown properly, Toobee will sail, soar, swoop, and curve floating on air for distances almost the length of the football field. Stromberg says, "Because there is very little drag on the thin aluminum, it keeps spinning at a high rate during flight. As momentum dies down, torque from gravity causes Toobee to swoop off in the direction of spin." The world record throw to date is an astounding 283 feet.
The patented high-tech aluminum airfoil is only .005 inches thick and weighs less than a marshmallow (3 grams). Its extreme lightness and specially rolled edges, make Toobee a toy that can be flown safely indoors or out. It can be tossed for distance, accuracy, fun, or competition. Major league baseball pitchers experimenting with Toobee soon learned to throw "curveballs" and controlled pitches, almost as if it were a baseball.
Toobee contests and competitions are becoming more popular and there is talk of a global Toobee Olympics. There is also a Toobee Air Force, with its own Official Toobee Air Force Flight Training Manual and the motto, "Success comes with CANS."
At present time, Toobee is available via the Internet and mail order and retail for $9.95. In keeping with Toobee's efforts to make a difference in society, 20% of all profits go to select children's charities worldwide.
About Toobee International
Toobee International is the manufacturer of Toobee® the Amazing Flying Can. Based near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the company specializes in the development and marketing of fun-based ideas. For more information, visit the company's website at: http://www.toobee.com or too see a short video visit: http://www.toobee.com/movie3.html.
Contact Name: Chris Stromberg
Contact Phone: (262) 246-8480
Web Address: http://www.toobee.com
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