Some people set world records for their athletic abilities and others on their unique skills, but one man reckons he could have a shot at setting his own world record, after discovering what he believes to be the world’s longest Hula Hoop crisp.
Rowan Umland thought all his Christmases had come at once when he was chowing down on a packet of salt and vinegar Hula Hoops and made the miraculous discovery.
The 19-year-old pulled out a long tube of salty, carby goodness in the form of one giant, long Hula Hoop, which measured in at an impressive 9.3 centimetres long.
“I opened the packet and it was the first thing I saw – I couldn’t believe it,” Rowan, from Peckham, south London, explained.
“I did consider eating it for a split second because I was hungry, but I thought it might give people a laugh so I put it to one side.”
However, the Hula Hoops enthusiast now believes he could have discovered the world’s longest Hula Hoop, and he’s warned his family to keep their hands off the crisp.
“I love Hula Hoops and I’ve eaten hundreds of bags in my lifetime, but I’ve never seen anything like this before. It’s got to be one of the biggest – if not the biggest – in the world,” he said.
“I’m definitely not going to eat it, and it’s being kept safely in a box – who knows who might want it one day? A collector, a museum? I’ve already had to tell my family ‘hands off!'”
And, he could actually be onto something – as the current title of the world’s biggest Hula Hoop belongs to a 7.62 centimetre crisp, which was discovered by an eight-year-old boy in 2019.
Before that, the biggest known Hoop was found by a 31-year-old man in 2014, which he later sold on eBay.