Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Debie Treloar

Ellen von Unwerth

"Pure Wonder / Red Balloon"
with Olya Ivanisevic

The Hula Hoop

This posting is for my neighbor Jen, who just loves her hoop!

Hula history

• Japan once banned the Hula Hoop because the hip movements seemed indecent.

• Co-founder of Wham-O, Richard Knerr, died from complications of a stroke on Jan. 14, 2008. He was 82. His partner, Arthur "Spud" Melin, died in 2002.

• According to www.recordholders.org, Roxann Rose holds the U.S.A. record for longest hooping at 90 hours, breaking the record set in 1986 by Tonya Lynn Mistal of 88 hours.

• Jin Linlin of China holds the record for most hoops (105) spun by an individual simultaneously for a minimum of three rotations one time.

Hula Facts

• Spinning a Hula Hoop around your neck is called "Kill the Buzzard," around your knees is called "Knee Knocker," one-legged is called "The Stork."

• Hooping is what you call the sport.

• Teresa Brewer and Georgia Gibbs sang "The Hula Hoop Song" in 1958. Gibbs version reached No. 32 on the Billboard Charts, while Brewer reached No. 38.

• The secret to using a Hula Hoop is size -- an adult cannot use a hoop meant for a child. Wham-O makes three sizes of hoops. The common wisdom for sizing according to Guirlinger is that the hoop, when set on end, should reach somewhere between your chest and navel.

Water Babies

Alexia Sinclair

Finley McKay's Lavazza Calendar

Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2009

Woodson & Rummerfield's™ House of Design