The Ultimate Carnival Ride: A Human-Powered Ferris Wheel


Photo by Guillermo Esteves

Southern India has a zero-emissions ride that is equally as good for laughs as it is for the environment. A fun fair operator created a ferris wheel that is human-powered. A team of men take turns hopping on the top of the wheel and riding it down to keep the wheels momentum up and passengers spinning around.

See a video of the wheel in action after the jumpWhile it saves a whole lot on emissions, I have to say if this were to be taken up in the states, I see a broken bone or two and the potential for law suits. Still, it’s a blast to watch and I wouldn’t mind going for a spin myself!

Via Environmental Graffiti

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