28/10/2014 12:00 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Ferris Wheel Powered By Teens (Video)


A theme park has come up with a novel way of powering its ferris wheel without the need for a motor - it gets a couple of people to turn it for them.

The men at the park in Himachal Pradesh, in Northern India, stand on the spokes at the centre of the wheel and keep it turning as visitors ride in cars to take in the view: a human hamster wheel, if you will!

OK, it wouldn't pass the health 'n' safety test over here, but it goes down a storm with the theme park's thrill-seekers.

The video was uploaded by Manohar Thakur who filmed the footage on October 24.

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Manohar's sons Vijay and Ashok are seen in the video enjoying the attraction in Dhami, near Shimla.

Some of the adventurous workers scale the railings of the Ferris wheel and they use their body weight to accelerate the speed of the wheel, while other workers apply pressure from ground level.

It's not the first time human-powered Ferris wheels have been spotted in India, with several reported across the country.

Let's hope Alton Towers and Thorpe Park don't get any ideas!