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Spanner
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Posted:Man who gave Hula Hoop to the world dies (Guardian article)

Gallery: Richard Knerr 1925-2008


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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Skulduggery
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Posted:I hope I live until I'm 82! RIP Richard and thanks for the hoops!

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ferrous
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Posted: Written by: Spanner


Man who gave Hula Hoop to the world dies (Guardian article)


interesting article. i didn't realise the hula hoop (before it was called the hula hoop) originated in australia!


when i grow up, i want to be a circus freak.

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Doc Lightning
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Posted:Looks like this man was a kid at heart.

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Lau_Shadow_Boxer
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Posted:He invented silly string too :o I owe this man alot!

what a legend


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newgabe
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Posted: Written by: ferrous


i didn't realise the hula hoop (before it was called the hula hoop) originated in australia!



Wow to think just a slight deviation and we'd be swinging Hills Hoists round our waists!


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ferrous
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Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


Looks like this man was a kid at heart.


just as well he wasn't married to my mum. she would have hated him. lol! biggrin


when i grow up, i want to be a circus freak.

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fake teeth and glue
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Posted:seems like a jolly fellow ^_^

shame to only find out about him after he has passed on but looking at those pictures its hard to feel down. smile


you just lost the game!!!!!! !!!!!

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CaffeinatedKatie
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Posted:I didn't realize he'd come up with so many lovely things. Incidentally, anyone seen The Hudsucker Proxy? Great movie. Worth seeing. It's from the Coen Brothers, it has Tim Robbins, and hula hoops.

"You know, for kids!"


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