A HIP TOY PATENTED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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On this day in 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became
a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company’s co-founder, Arthur "Spud" Melin. 

An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months
of production alone.

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(1924 – 2002)

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