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World's Tallest Tower, Meet World's Tallest Ferris Wheel

You can see the Burj Khalifa from UAE's new 820-foot-tall Ain Dubai, or 'Dubai Eye'

(Newser) - If you're in Dubai anytime soon, have at least 40 minutes to spare, and don't have a terrible fear of heights, there's at least one attraction there that might pique your interest. The Ain Dubai ("Dubai Eye"), the world's tallest Ferris wheel, is now...

The Ferris Wheel Was Spinning. Then Staff Spotted This Pair

Michael Mathisen and Lauren Wilder arrested after allegedly having sex on Cincinnati ride

(Newser) - If we had to score this next alleged crime, Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round" would probably work. Cops say that, instead of simply taking in the view from Cincinnati's SkyStar Ferris wheel on Thursday evening, a man and his girlfriend instead got busy during the...

Girl Suffers Brain Injury in Tumble From Ferris Wheel

Accident happened in Greeneville, Tenn.

(Newser) - Reports are conflicting as to what caused a Ferris wheel car to overturn at eastern Tennessee's Greene County Fair on Monday night: ABC News reports police aren't sure why the basket flipped, dumping the three girls riding in it onto the ground. An accident report filed by Family...

Man Busted for Ferris Wheel Sex Was in Vegas to Marry

And his almost-wife ended up bailing him out of jail

(Newser) - File this under really crazy twists: Last week's news about a couple getting arrested for having sex in public while riding a glass-enclosed cabin on a Ferris wheel over the Las Vegas Strip just got much odder, courtesy of the gentleman who was in flagrante delicto. Philip Frank Panzica...

Couple's Ferris Wheel Sex Doesn't Stay in Vegas

There were plenty of witnesses on the Las Vegas High Roller

(Newser) - A Houston man and a New York woman are facing felony charges after authorities say they were recorded having sex in public during a 30-minute ride in a glass-enclosed cabin on a Ferris wheel 550 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. A Las Vegas judge on Tuesday set a March...

Riders Get Stuck on 400-Foot Ferris Wheel

Everybody's safe after "Orlando Eye' malfunction

(Newser) - We'll guess that anyone going up on a 400-foot Ferris wheel isn't afraid of heights, and that would be a good thing in this case. The Orlando Eye stopped turning yesterday because of a computer malfunction, leaving 66 passengers stranded, reports the Orlando Sentinel . Fire crews prepared for...

Man Breaks Ferris Wheel World Record

Spends a hair more than 2 days on ride—awake

(Newser) - Want to snatch the record for world's longest Ferris wheel ride? You'll need to clear your schedule for two days and leave your pillow at home in order beat the newly reigning champ, a manager of Chicago's Navy Pier who rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel—...

Staten Island to Get World's Tallest Ferris Wheel

It's supposed to be open in 2015

(Newser) - If all goes as planned, Staten Island will be the site of the world's tallest Ferris wheel in 2015, reports the New York Post . Mayor Bloomberg and state and city bigwigs unveiled plans for the 625-foot-high ride yesterday. It will beat the current No. 1 Singapore Flyer by 84...

Plane Hits Ferris Wheel: Everybody's OK

Four people were trapped for a while in Australia

(Newser) - Precisely the last thing you want to see while on a Ferris wheel: an incoming plane. An ultra-light craft crashed into a ride in Australia, and somehow nobody got seriously hurt, reports AP . The Cheetah S200 smashed into the top of the wheel and got stuck there, trapping two kids...

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