Man finds world’s longest Hula Hoop and wants it to be a ‘family heirloom’ 2 months ago

Man finds world’s longest Hula Hoop and wants it to be a ‘family heirloom’

The Hula Hoop will remain in the family

Sam Lightfoot, 26, has unknowingly broken a world record for the longest Hula Hoop ever found. Lightfoot goes as far to say that finding the snack was one of his biggest achievements.

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The four-inch-long crisp is eight times the usual length, and only just fit inside the packet.

He said: "When I opened it I was like, “Whaaaaaat,” then I realised it was an extra-long Hula Hoop.

"I went and showed everyone. They were very impressed. Then I measured it."

Hula Hoop Via SWNS

He said: "It’s up there in the top 10, along with buying a house and a car.

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"We’ve seen online that someone got £10,000 for a puffed-up Dorito they found, but we’re not planning to sell this – it’s too sentimental.

"I’ll probably keep it forever and hand it down through the family."

His 12-year-old cousin Maisie bought him the multi-pack the week before, so technically this find is down to her.

 "It’s Maisie’s achievement really, so it will probably stay here in Surrey."

Maisie said: "I feel proud to have picked it up, and pleased to have the longest hula hoop in my house."

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But there is also growing concern for the Hula Hoop's wellbeing, given that the families dog Mylo has a particular love for savoury snacks.

"We’ve been worried about breaking it so we’re keeping it safe in its packet in the utility room," Said Sam.

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Musician Stuart Hampton, 31 and from Darnhill in Greater Manchester, auctioned a 3-inch Hula Hoop for £712 in 2014, but the numbers have soared for other finds like a £10,000 Dorito.

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