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A hula hoop is a toy hoop that is twirled around the body, primarily the waist. The origins of hula hoops are unknown but people have played with hoops throughout history. The hoop became a consumer product in the late 1950s when a plastic version was marketed by the Wham-O toy company of California and 100 million were sold in two years. The hooping endurance record stands at 90 hours and was set in 1987 by American Bric Sorenson, while Paul Blair holds the record for the most hoops twirled simultaneously (132).