Featured Rebel: Aaron Hibbs
“I want to do something that no one has done before.” (source)
Why He’s Such A Rebel:
Aaron Hibbs is a hula hooping maverick. In 2009, he broke the Guinness Book of World Record for Longest Hula Hooping Marathon by an Individual Using a Single Hoop. It took 74 hours and 54 minutes of non-stop hula hooping (we don’t recommend this, kiddos). He had tried to break the record once before but dropped his hoop at hour 59. One year later, he picked that hoop back up and tried again. This time, he nailed his goal.
Did You Know?
Hula hoops go way back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece where they were used for a similar purpose as they are today. Hula hoops were also a popular toy in England around the 1300s, while around the same time, Native Americans also used them for dancing purposes.
The term ‘hula’ in ‘hula hoops’ is derived from the Hawaiian hula dance that features movements similar to those in hooping.
Wanna Dig Deeper?
Check out the “Activities” section on www.kids.guinnessworldrecords.com
Explore the website hulahooping.com to learn how to make your own hula hoop.
Look up Aaron Hibbs Hula Hooping Marathon on YouTube to watch him hit his goal and break the world record.