Man-Powered Ferris Wheel Thrills Children in India

Posted on December 4, 2011

Carnival rides, even the lowly Merry-Go-Round, are a fun way to spend the day, even if the prospect of mechanical error, or a drunk carny forgetting to hit a button, is very real. In India, however, what you have to worry about is the guy peddling your ferris wheel.

Since New Delhi, and indeed much of India, is prone to blackouts and other electrical failures, a group of intrepid carnival attendees have taken to powering ferris wheels themselves, without the aid of electricity.

A great number of children come to the carnival, so to prevent a bunch of sad eyes, the men (pictured above) power the ferris wheel by foot.

It’s rusty, and probably incredibly dangerous, but the kids are happy. That’s all that matters, right?


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