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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

hula hooping

Among the various things I do to validate my existence is hula hooping.

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I reinstated my love of the pastime a couple months ago, and hooray!...I'm still loving it. My favorite time to do it is after I eat, to aid digestion and to engage my midsection at least for a little bit. Plus, it's just fun. I've also discovered that I could still do my Skip-It move using the hoop.

In celebration of my new favorite activity, this week's List is one of hula hoop fun facts!
  • Hula hooping has been around for thousands of years, but is often thought to have been invented in the 1950s, when they started making hula hoops out of plastic.
  • During the ancient years, hoops were made of stiff grasses, grapevines, rattan or dried up willow.
  • The term "hula" was attached to the hooping activity in the 19th century, after some British soldiers traveled to the Hawaiian Islands. 
  • The hula hoop was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • The record for the most hoops twirled simultaneously is 132, set by Paul "Dizzy Hips" Blair on 11 November, 1999.
  • The current (verified) record for longest hooping session is 74 hours, 54 minutes, held by Aaron Hibbs in 2009.
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All facts from Wikipedia.

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