Rickety, slow, and mind-numbingly dull, Ferris wheels are the black sheep of state fairs. Not the Singapore Flyer—this engineering marvel lifts visitors high enough to spot neighboring countries.
I'm in Singapore right now and had every intention to ride the Flyer, the world's largest Ferris Wheel. But after it left 173 people were stranded for six hours last night, I'm... hesitant.
This is the view from the biggest flyer in the world, a 492-foot diameter monster located in Singapore, 16 feet bigger than the Star of Nanchang, China, and 98 feet more than the London Eye (which I'm looking at right now, after moving into the city this weekend.) The capsules' interior look straight out of 2001: A…