Two Ohio men were in court last week after being arrested for brandishing swords in an attempt to settle a dispute started by a child’s hula hoop. Robert Dewar and Christian Coburn threatened each other with swords after a child’s hula hoop accidentally rolled into Dewar’s car Coburn was sentenced to 12 months in prison [...]
Making lots of hoops, either to sell or as activity for a camp or youth group, gives you the opportunity to buy in larger quantities and save some money. The best value for making lots of hoops is to purchase either 100 foot or 300 foot rolls of black plastic irrigation pipe from a plumbing [...]
One version of the history of the hula hoop claims that the first hoops were invented in Australia in 1957 and that they were made of wood. It took the American know how and marketing savvy of The Wham-O company to turn them into one of the biggest fads in history.
A nine year old Michigan student has grabbed her second Guiness World Record. Mridual Shanker completed 166 rotations of a hoop around her ankle in just one minute, while standing on one foot. Mridaul’s Ann Arbor classmates cheered her on while she set the record. Her first world record was 215 rotations around her waist [...]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and there are lots of special events and fundraisers for this great cause. Hoopers are included in the awareness and fundraising efforts. What could be better than making a pink hoop as part of your promotion.
It turns out the Oct. was “World Hoop Day”, and we completely overlooked it. It is already on our calendar for next year. World Hoop Day, sponsored (no surprise here) by “World Hoop Day” is an international celebration of all things hoop. Their mission is to “bring joy through the importance of play to children [...]
Everybody knows that you can see some amazing (and not so amazing) hooping videos on You Tube. It turns out that Google+ is another great place to catch some hooping. Just put “hooping” in your Google Plus search bar.
The Fairmont Hotel chain has jumped on the hooping for fitness bandwagon with their “on the go” fitness program. The Fairmon Kea Lani in Hawaii features hula hooping as one of their spa activities. It seems that if you’re going to spend the time and money to go to a luxury resort in Hawaii, you [...]
The good people of Southampton, England must have wanted to break a world record in the worst kind of way. They searched long and hard and finally came up with “the longest chain of people to pass throught a hula hoop“. Then they rounded up the junior high school kids and a few other neighbors [...]