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    What world records do YOU hold?

    The Metro (a pretty terrible English newspaper) is today claiming that the world's longest Hula Hoop has been sold on eBay for just over 500.
    http://metro.co.uk/2015/03/06/the-wo...r-510-5091862/

    (For the non-Brits out there, Hula Hoops are a UK potato-based savoury snack)

    There's just one problem with this story, it's not the world's longest Hula Hoop.

    How do I know this?

    *drum roll*

    Because I, whatmeworry, own the world's longest Hula Hoop (or a longer one anyway).

    The world's "longest" Hula Hoop


    My Hula Hoop
    DSC_0065 by whatmeworry101, on Flickr

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    I trust you have penned a suitably strong worded riposte to the Editor, and couriered your Hula Hoop to the offices of Guinness World Records for verification
    On a technical note, neither seem to be hoop shaped? I'm no expert on this particular corner of the potato based snack universe
    It's the final countdown! PM me before they're all gone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    I trust you have penned a suitably strong worded riposte to the Editor, and couriered your Hula Hoop to the offices of Guinness World Records for verification
    On a technical note, neither seem to be hoop shaped? I'm no expert on this particular corner of the potato based snack universe
    Well, I have done the modern equivalent, left a comment on their Facebook page. My Hoop achieved some notoriety last year and made the front page of Reddit and BuzzFeed.
    And yes, it's not really a Hoop, more a Tube.
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    Wow, I know a genuine internet phenomenon!
    I have so many questions :-)
    Is it insured?
    Decaying slowly or frighteningly pristine, held together by a deadly web of its preservative chemistry?
    Kept in a safe at a secure location?
    It's the final countdown! PM me before they're all gone!

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    As long as you didn't just cover a water pump hose with potato chip (crisp?) mulch that is nothing short of fantastic.

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    Not insured (I had no idea of the potential value until today)
    Seems to be holding up fine given its age and still has a faint beefy smell to it.
    I keep it sealed in a small (not that small, clearly) Tupperware container in my office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljb187 View Post
    As long as you didn't just cover a water pump hose with potato chip (crisp?) mulch that is nothing short of fantastic.
    I can assure you that no trickery was involved.
    Here's what they're supposed to look like
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    Ok, seeing the picture now I know what you're talking about.
    The most similar ones we have here I can think of offhand are called Corn Chips, or something like that.

    A hula hoop here is a kids toy
    Last edited by Chase; Mar 6, 2015 at 07:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase View Post
    Ok, seeing the picture now I know what you're talking about.

    A hula hoop here is a kids toy
    YES, what is this "snack" tomfoolery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase View Post
    Ok, seeing the picture now I know what you're talking about.

    A hula hoop here is a kids toy
    Ummm...that's not a kid there. Just sayin...

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