2,690 people in Bangkok set a new Guinness World Record for the most people hula hooping. The previous record, held by Taiwan, got stomped by nearly a hundred hoopers at Thai-Japan (DinDang) stadium. Bangkok governor M.R. Sukhumphan Boripat opened the ceremonies for the world record attempt saying, “Bangkokians Power to Play Hula Hoops for Health!” Manit Tacha-aphichoke, director of the Bureau of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said there was co-operation from people in 50 districts to make it happen and they will now all be a part of history. Nearly 3,000 turned out for the record attempt designed to promote exercising and physical health in Thailand, but to set the record participants had to use three different techniques of swirling the hoops around their bodies with each style lasting 1.3 minutes. Thailand, which is also home to Noona and her huge hit single “Hula Hoop”, hopes the world record will spark more interest in hooping as it is one of the few sports and exercises that can be done at any age, doesn’t take up much space and readily available when you want it.