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hula hoop

..::Hula Hoop::..


by Richard P. Knerr and Arthur K. Melin in 1958

In 1957, an Australian company began making wood rings for sale in retail stores. The item attracted the atention of Wham-0, fledging California toy manufacturer. The next year Richard P. Knerr and Arthur K. Melin, of Wham-0, manufactured a plastic hoop in a variety of bright colors. The hula-hoop was an instant succes.

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