Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ferris Wheels

Sometimes this country is just so cute I want to pinch its cheeks and talk in baby talk. This morning on the radio one of the regular programs, called "Number One in Japan," broadcast a show on the biggest Ferris wheel in the country. That happens to be in Fukuoka and is called Sky Dream Fukuoka. They said that it's a 20-minute ride and offers a great view of the city. They said that it had been the largest in Asia, but now there are larger ones, the largest being in China. It appears by looking at the Wikipedia that the largest one is in construction in Peking in anticipation of the Olympics there this year. The Fukuoka wheel is now eighth in the world, but Japan has eight of the world's top 20 largest Ferris wheels.

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