Hula hoopers raise funds, try to break world record

August 28, 2011 6:59:02 PM PDT
Record heat didn't stop people from trying to set a new world record at Discovery Green in downtown Houston on Sunday.

Hundreds gathered on the lawn for the Care2Spin HulaHoop Challenge. They shook their hips in an attempt to break the record for most hula hoopers spinning in unison in the same place.

The current record is 2,450. The folks at Guiness World Records haven't yet confirmed whether that number was broken in Houston.

Each hula hooper raised $100 for Easter Seals of Greater Houston, which helps people with special needs.