Weekend Trivia: Sunday
Good morning Everyone!
Okay, this should tell you where my brain is (or is not) today. I thought I posted this around 8:00 this morning. Sigh. Came to check and saw that I actually never posted. Pathetic. So, here is what I meant to post...
Yesterday, I was surfing the web and decided to go with a question about amusements. "Pleasure wheels", whose passengers rode in chairs suspended from large wooden rings turned by strong men, may have originated in 17th-century Bulgaria. They also appeared in Constantinople
and England in the 17th century, and subsequently elsewhere around the world, including India, France, Romania, and Siberia.
George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. rode one in Atlantic City and subsequently designed and built the first one that most would recognize as a modern wheel and which led to all later ones being called Ferris wheels. Do you know the city where he built that first ferris wheel?
Now, part 2...can't discuss amusements without talking roller coasters. Who is often credited with the first roller coaster built in the 18th century. I am looking for a person that enjoyed pleasure from what we are told-a royal personage.
I shall return with clues if you need them.