Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fact of the Day: George's Wheel

George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. created the Ferris Wheel in 1893. It was crafted in an attempt to create something that would outclass the Eiffel Tower. 

14 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Looks scary. So high.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I love a good Ferris Wheel.

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

Wheels are fun.

Camy said...

niceeee

LL Cool Joe said...

Not sure it outclasses the Eiffel Tower, but it's much more fun!

A Beer for the Shower said...

I bet because of this guy's name, a lot of people think the ferris wheel was created by George Washington. First president, inventor of peanut butter, AND ferris wheel creator? What can't this guy do!?

Dana said...

Cool fact, although I'm not sure he succeeded.

Adam said...

actually Carver didn't invent peanut butter. But rather many other uses for peanuts.

Jane said...

While it certainly didn't outclass the Eiffel Tower, it was quite an achievement!

Elisabeth said...

Wow, looks amazing! Wonder if the Ferris Wheel in Helsinki at Linnanmäki amusement park is the same size as that one..
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MEcoy said...

ohh i see i know about ferris but i never knew he meant that for that purpose

Christine said...

This is interesting to me because I loved ferris wheels as a child!

Linda said...

Wow, fascinating, Adam. Thanks for sharing.

de engineur said...

i'd love to be on that rotating wheel!