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Phone Booth Cramming (Sports, Games and Toys)

"You crazy kids. This stuff you're into. Hula hoops, cramming into phone booths, visiting death row inmates. What's it going to be next month?"

Two fads that saw their heyday among 1950s youth were hula hooping and phone booth cramming. Hula hoops are round, plastic circles that hoopers would try to spin uninterrupted around their waists, necks, or wrists. It looked a little like hula dancing, but with much less rhythm. Phone booth cramming was popular with college students in several nations who tried to set a record for the number of people who could fit into a pay phone booth at one time. South African co-eds still hold the world record at 25. Cliff teases Veronica that her desire to visit death-row inmate Abel Koontz is just another teen fad.

1.08 "Like a Virgin"

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