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Published:December 29th, 2008 10:56 EST
World's Largest Ferris Wheel

Passengers Stranded For Six Hours On World's Largest Ferris Wheel

By Robert Paul Reyes

"More than 100 passengers stranded for six hours on the world`s largest ferris wheel were being evacuated and given medical treatment in Singapore after the attraction ground to a halt Tuesday."

Reuters/Melanie Lee and Christophe Van der Perre

World's Largest Ferris Wheel

I love amusement parks, there`s nothing like corn dogs, cotton candy and the shouts and screams of excitement. But I hate the stomach-turning rides like The Zipper and even the smallest roller coasters. I`m perfectly content munching on popcorn and riding the ferris wheel all day long. Ferris wheels were made for lovers, and for cowards like yours truly.

Even the world`s largest ferris wheel isn`t intimidating -- a ferris wheel is a ferris wheel is a ferris wheel. That`s so insightful, how do I come up with this stuff?

I wouldn`t hesitate to ride the world`s largest ferris wheel, there`s nothing like being on on top of the world and then slowly and gently coming back down. A roller coaster is a setting for action movies and horror flicks, but a ferris wheel is an excellent setting for a romance.

It`s tragic that such a coward-friendly ride became a scene of horror; I can`t imagine being stuck for six hours in a ferris wheel. I hope the survivors are given free psychological counseling, they`ve been through quite an ordeal