What kind of fish tales have we been told concerning our history? I have been trolling the waters of history and many questions are arising. This small side pond I’m exploring is called a ferris wheel. It is, of all the many bodies of water in history to explore, a small one. It may be legit, but I wonder…is it?
The ferris wheel was purportedly invented by a Pittsburgh bridge builder, by the name of, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. He supposedly introduced this contraption at the World’s Colombian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. This thing was huge. It was over 200 feet tall.
Who was this inventor of the ferris wheel? Well, I gave you his name. He was said to have built the very first one. Oh…maybe they found it in this magnificent city. Could it have been originally used for something else? Maybe the seats were buckets and it was a giant water wheel. I WAS NOT there, so who knows. I just don’t believe what we have been told. They had to come up with a reason for building it, though. Why not say it was built to be a bigger attraction than what was unveiled at the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. You know what that was, right? Oh…another World’s Fair. Yep, and another strange structure they found there, the Eiffel Tower. I wonder why it was originally built.
But I digress. Back to our ferris wheel. Did you know the Finnair SkyWheel had a sauna in one of its gondola cabins?
Another interesting fact that I pulled out of this particular pond is that the ferris wheel could rotate backwards. Not sure if that means anything. My question though, “why did you need it to rotate backwards? Well, in any case, the fair goers had a thrilling ride for 10 to 20 minutes reaching up to 264 feet of elevation.
Many new things like the ferris wheel, the zipper, Cracker Jacks, the first voice recording…and more were disclosed at this fair. Were there even more fantastic contraptions that they NEVER revealed? They could not reveal too much or we might get suspicious of the new history they were trying to deceive us with. Could it be that we might even have discovered a past they were trying to hide?
They say it was, “the fair that changed America”. I bet it was. How much of history was changed, I wonder.
It all seems kind of fishy to me!