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No Science To Hooping? Then Why Is The Hoop Patented?

No Science To Hooping? Then Why Is The Hoop Patented?

The Hulahoop is not just a ring of plastic tubing.  It has actually been issued a United States patent. The Hulahoop patent was issued to the Wham-O company in March 1963.  Wham-O brought us such great toys as the Frisbee and Silly String. Inspiration for the Hulahoop came from an Australian toy, a wooden hoop […]

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Little Known Hoop Fact-They Grow On Trees!

Little Known Hoop Fact-They Grow On Trees!

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.  

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Michigan Girl’s Feat Is One For The Record Books

Michigan Girl’s Feat Is One For The Record Books

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 […]

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Let’s Make Up A Record So We Can Break It

Let’s Make Up A Record So We Can Break It

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 […]

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Claiming The Invention of The Hula Hoop Is Like Claiming To Have Invented The Circle

Claiming The Invention of The Hula Hoop Is Like Claiming To Have Invented The Circle

Obviously, the “invention” of the Hula Hoop is totally different from the invention of the hoop. There is historical evidence that hooping as a dance art is at least 1300 years old, and that is just the date when it was first noted in England. Trademarking, on the other hand, is a modern concept and […]

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Shaq Takes It To The Hoop

Shaq Takes It To The Hoop

Among celebrities who endorse hooping for excercise and fun, count in Shaquille O’Neal, who appears in the film, The Hooping Life, and who loves to show off his moves with the hoop.      

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50 Years Of Hooping-Hula Hoop Celebrates A Golden Anniversary

50 Years Of Hooping-Hula Hoop Celebrates A Golden Anniversary

This week marks an observance of the 50 year anniversary of the Hula Hoop, which was patented in March of 2013. The “must have” sensation saw skyrocketing sales of over 25 million in just four months. Join the celebration by making your own golden hoop.    

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