Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Longest human chain to pass a hula hoop: Maple Grove breaks Guinness world record
Battle Ground, WA, USA -- 352 students from Maple Grove Middle and High School in Battle Ground, WA, USA, connected hands to form a human chain, and passed a hula-hoop through that chain without letting it break, setting the new world record for the Longest human chain to pass a hula hoop,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: A new world record was set when 352 students from Maple Grove Middle and High School connected hands to form a human chain, and passed a hula-hoop through that chain without letting it break. Photo: Remington Whitcomb (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the longest human chain to pass a hula hoop is 249 participants and was achieved by John Carroll University Nonprofit Administration Program (USA), on the main quad at John Carroll University, Ohio, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people dancing with hula hoops simultaneously; it was 637 and was achieved by Kensington Public School (Australia) in Sydney, Australia.
The new world record was set when 352 students from Maple Grove Middle and High School connected hands to form a human chain, and passed a hula-hoop through that chain without letting it break.
And once the world record was broken, the students of the school erupted with excitement, The Post-Journal reported.
"This is really awesome," said Ed Turkasz, high school principal.
"Just looking at the kids holding hands is really good team building. And the fact that they pulled it off makes it even more awesome. There was cooperation between the students, faculty, community and weather - it all just came together so well. It was so enjoyable that some of the teachers are joking that we should try to break a world record every Friday."
According to Matt Nelson, Maple Grove Student Council co-president, the student council made a list of eight goals to accomplish before the end of the year, and breaking a world record - any world record - was on that list.
"Eventually, we came up with the idea of putting everyone through a hula-hoop. We researched it a bit and found out that it was already a standing world record - 197 people at a YMCA camp. We have about 400 students here, so we knew we could do it."
"Everyone was 100 percent supportive right from the beginning," said Nelson. "All of the students, teachers and faculty really got behind us on this. The whole school has been a part of it, and the whole school should feel good once (we) break it."
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