What was the twirling hoop toy that emerged as a fad and enjoyed popularity during the late 50s?
Toy Hoops that twirled around the body has been enjoyed since time immemorial. But it was only in 1958 when the lightweight plastic version was invented by the Wham-O toy company. It was called the Hula Hoop. And it became a best-seller and international sensation, with sales reaching more than 100 million units in two years. The toy has since been inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1999.