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.
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