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HUMAN-POWERED FERRIS WHEEL

Compiled & partly written by MELVIN DURAI Email Compiled & partly written by MELVIN DURAI
January 2012
HUMAN-POWERED FERRIS WHEEL

Power outages are common in India, but thankfully for children at a fair in New Delhi, they didn’t have to worry about being stuck on the Ferris wheel. That’s because the ride was powered by three men – they hung from the inner bars of the ferris wheel, using their weight to propel it around, as captured by AP photographer Kevin Frayer (see the stunning images at http://tinyurl.com/c8g6s9y ).

Such resourcefulness wouldn’t comply with safety standards in America, but there’s something charming about not relying on gas or electricity. Imagine children in America having to turn a pedal to power the TV. That might be the end of childhood obesity.


Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

[Comments? Contributions? Please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips and more.]

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