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The man who invented the wheel

The organizers received a lot of responses, but almost all of them were unoriginal — basically it was proposed to build a higher tower. Even Alexander Gustave Eiffel sent his project, which again was limited to the construction higher than the Parisian tower (Burnham received several dozen letters of protest from leading American engineers, perturbed by such unpatriotic approach).

Young engineer George Ferris came up with the idea. Considering various projects, one day during a dinner with colleagues he remembered the wheels of water mills, which saw growing on the Carson river in Nevada. By the end of dinner he was drawing on napkins sketches a giant Ferris wheel with cabins for visitors. Most of his colleagues found the project to be absolutely impossible, but Ferris was persistent. He spent $25 000 of their own funds (at that time a lot of money) for the creation of drawings and the development of precise specifications of structures, and finally, on November 29, 1892, the administration of the exhibition agreed. However, with one condition — unlike the Eiffel tower, whose construction was partially financed by the French government, and Ferris had to find the money to build the wheels (and he succeeded). In addition, the construction was given only 22 weeks (and during golodnostepskiy winter).  Continue reading

The scariest rides in the world

Today, the construction of large-scale amusement rides is one of the most rapidly developing areas in the entertainment industry, in which millions of dollars are invested. Grand entertainment facilities built around the world – from the United States to Japan. Slides, high multi-storey building; the attraction of free fall; an enormous Ferris wheel and other, equally thrilling rides that attract millions of tourists – fans of extreme sports.

One of the most highest Ferris wheel has long been considered the famous London Eye (“London Eye”) with a height of 135 meters. A full rotation of this wheel makes a little more than half an hour. But recently, Singapore had built a Ferris wheel with a height of more than 160 meters. To make one circle, Singaapore Flyer (“son of Singapore”) should be about 40 minutes.

Another breathtaking attraction is set in USA and is called the Simulator of the launch of the spacecraft. In its creation were used the equipment used for real training of American astronauts. Visitors of the attraction will provide all the sensations of astronauts taking off into orbit.

The original attraction can be considered a catapult “Big Shot” – “Big Shot”, giving visitors the feeling of “free fall”. Ustanovlennuyu USA, catapult picks up participants at more than 320 meters up into the sky and “casts” them from this height at speeds over 100 km/hour. Continue reading

The most extreme attractions in the world

Extreme tourism may be different in its manifestations. For some it’s a three-week hike in the woods without supplies of provisions, and the existence of scrounging for someone alloy at near vertical rapids of a mountain river, well, and for someone on a trip abroad in order to visit the coolest attraction at least, break shoes, head-piece and the roof with delight with them.

If you still believe that “roller coaster” in your hometown is the top of the slope and jump to the sea with elastic band on the leg down from the bridge just the limit of madness, now we’ll tell you what it means to be truly extreme attraction.

1. The big three: catapult “Big shot” Carousel “Madness” trailers “X Scream”,

Americans know how to surprise and do the show. Their tall tower stratosphere is home to three very extreme forms of entertainment. At first glance “the Big shot” is no striking in addition to size – surely such a vertical catapult you somewhere already seen.

Here, however, just get a grasp of the numbers: at speeds over 70 mph and you will be lifted to a height of about 350 meters, overload and laying the ears of professional pilots you provided. Continue reading

Parc Asterix in Paris. 10 facts
A huge amusement Park near Paris. As Disneyland. only better. Asterix (Le Parc Astérix ) is a large theme Park near Paris. By the time of its construction, the French…

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Amusement parks in Italy.
Mirabilandia is one of the most popular. The Park has over 40 rides, the most exciting of which is the attraction of Maya, a modern cinema, circus, ballet, ice skating,…

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Roller coaster
If we decide to still do mass amusements, it is unlikely that we will go around the roller coaster. Moreover — "all is already stolen to us" (that is, invented…

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