A wooden ring that was selling in retail stores in 1957 by an Australian Company made Richard P. Knerr and Arthur K. Melin of Wham-O in California pay attention. In 1958, they recreated the ring into a colorful plastic hoop and sold it for $1.98. This is unbelievable, but in just 4 months they sold 25 million of those now classic toys called the Hula Hoop!
The person who kept the hoop spinning the longest is Aaron Hibbs from Ohio. How long did he actually keep it going? 74 hours and 54 minutes! Now that's some serious aerobic activity.
As a kid, I could rock that hoop on my neck, hips and my ankles with no problem. Now, I'm totally embarrassed to admit I can't keep it moving for even a full body roll. (lol) In fact, I checked around with some other friends and not one of them can still Hula Hoop either! (lol)
What about you? Still have what it takes to keep that ring spinning round and round and round?
Blood Orange BarsDO YOU EVER LOAN BOOKS OR OTHER ITEMS TO FRIENDS OR FAMILY?
When I was younger, I was the go to person for lipstick, socks books and movies. In most instances, I didn't want to be the bad guy by saying no. It didn't take long before I was taken advantage of. Some things came back ruined, but more often than not, I never saw the merchandise again.
No one really understood how important these things were, and I ended up having to re-purchase what I could. Some items could never be replaced.
I think you already know that I rarely lend anything out these days. (lol) I'm okay if someone gets mad at me. That insures my precious book collection stays in order, or I don't have to waste time finding that crazy lipstick color again. Do you loan your items?
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