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The History of the Hula
Hoop
HAYLEY NINNIS
The History of the Hula Hoop
 Hayley Ninnis, a psychology student at Pennsylvania State University, is a
serious collecto...
The History of the Hula Hoop
 Made of a variety of materials, such as metal, wood, rattan, grass, and
bamboo, hoops have ...
The History of the Hula Hoop
 When the American company Wham-O trademarked and patented the
device in 1958, they began ma...
The History of the Hula Hoop
 Currently enjoying a renaissance as a fitness tool, the Hula Hoop serves as
the centerpiece...
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The History of the Hula Hoop

  1. 1. The History of the Hula Hoop HAYLEY NINNIS
  2. 2. The History of the Hula Hoop  Hayley Ninnis, a psychology student at Pennsylvania State University, is a serious collector and seller of vintage clothing, a hobby she acquired while accompanying her mother to numerous area auctions; she also collects semi-precious gems, Disney movies, and vinyl records from the 1960s and 1970s. Hayley Ninnis remains fit by practicing yoga, paddleboarding, and hula hooping.
  3. 3. The History of the Hula Hoop  Made of a variety of materials, such as metal, wood, rattan, grass, and bamboo, hoops have provided entertainment and recreation to children and adults alike for millennia. The name “hula hoop” was likely coined by British sailors, who noted that the movements of hula dancers on the Hawaiian Island closely resembled those made when hooping.
  4. 4. The History of the Hula Hoop  When the American company Wham-O trademarked and patented the device in 1958, they began manufacturing them in two sizes: 28 inches in diameter for children and 40 inches for adults. The company sold about 20 million plastic Hula Hoops for $1.98 each during the product’s first six months on the market. The most popular movement consists of spinning the hoop around one’s waist, keeping the hoop spinning by gyrating the mid-torso. A world hula hooping record was set in 2007 by a Chinese woman who spun 105 hula hoops around her waist for three full revolutions.
  5. 5. The History of the Hula Hoop  Currently enjoying a renaissance as a fitness tool, the Hula Hoop serves as the centerpiece for scores of competitions and activities sponsored by fitness clubs and social organizations alike. There are several organizations that promote hoops, and one offers a comprehensive listing of these events on its website at www.hooping.org.

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