BlogADay #6

Today I wanted to post about the birthday of George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor of the original FERRIS WHEEL. Despite great suspicion over its safety Mr Ferris presented the Ferris Wheel as a rival to the Eiffel Tower at the World Exhibition 1893 in Chicago (USA). There was great fear that this revolving wheel could not possibly be safe yet Ferris persisted and the popularity of Ferris wheels has grown and continues to play a key part in fairs, Christmas markets, and awkward rom-com moments. Additionally, notable copycats such as the London Eye have become iconic structures in our cities.

ferris wheel

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A couple of years ago Google honoured Mr Ferris and his wheel with an interactive doodle on their homepage which you should definitely check out as well.

via Daily Prompt: Suspicious

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