The hula hop is a toy hoop, usually made of plastic, that is twirled around the waist, limbs, or neck.
Although the exact origins of hula hoops are unknown, children around the world have played with hoops, twirling, rolling and throwing them throughout history. Traditional materials for hoops include grapevines and stiff grasses. Today, they are often made of plastic.
The hula hoop emerged in the world of circus in the 1960s. Russian and Chinese artists took the hula hoop to extremes.
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