Asked in Animal Life
What types of animals are usually featured on fairground carousels?
Horses are usually the animals featured on fairground carousels. There might also be fictional animals of a similar nature such as unicorns but they are animals one can ride. ...
Asked in Travel & Places
How do fairground rides work?
Fairground rides are typically brought in by carnivals that have contracts with the fairgrounds. They plug into electricity created by generators that the carnival operators bring with them. Often each ride has its own generator. The generators run the motors that turn gears, chains, or pulleys to make the rides move. ...
Asked in Humor & Amusement
When was the first fairground invented?
In theory it is possible to plot the progress of fairground ride development through the 19th century until, roughly, 1914 and the outbreak of World War I. During this period it was all essentially swings and roundabouts. ...
Asked in Physics
What forces take place when a fair ground ride is in motion?
All of the forces required to keep the rider in his seat, as well as the equal and opposite reaction to each, can be observed during the operation of the fairground ride. ...
Asked in Entertainment & Arts
Is megadrop a fairground ride?
Carnivals thrive on variety. I have seen a ride of this type bearing the more mundane handle of Drop Tower. Megadrop sounds like a good handle for a fairgrounds or carnival /amusement park ride. Almost all of these are made by INTAMIN in Switzerland, and not domestic makers. ...
Asked in The Beatles, Decade - 1960s
What famous murderer in the sixties was obsessed by his favorite Beatle tune?
Charles Manson used "Helter Skelter" as the name for a race war he allegedly hoped to inspire. (A helter-skelter is a fairground ride.) ...
Asked in Humor & Amusement
What is the name of a fairground ride that bobs up and down in the air and is shaped like a spider?
its either called "the octopus" or "the spider" those are the only 2 things I've heard it been called ...
Asked in Playgrounds
When you ride a playground swing is your kinetic energy greatest at the highest point?
No. Your kinetic energy is greatest when you are moving the fastest, which would be at the bottom of your swing. Your potential energy would be greatest at the highest point. ...
Asked in Mechanics, Kinematics
How does a force change the motion of a carnival swing ride?
Force of tension, exerted from the swing rope, keeps the swing moving in the horizontal back and forth motion. The force of gravity keeps the swing from staying at the far right or far left because it always wants the swing to be pulled to Earth, but the force of tension wants to keep it up. Air resistance, like friction, eventually slows the swing down to a halt. ...
Who is Pip Davenport?
Pip Davenport was an fairground ride inventor who lived from 1850 - 1920. He was married to a lady called Hettie and grew up in Slewsbury. No body had heard of him until he cropped up in a years 6 SATs test, where you had to make up and write a biography about him using only some vague details given to you. ...
Asked in Science
How do amusement park swing rides affect the weight on the human body?
When you are moving fast on a swing ride and you move up on the ride centrifugal force tries to pull you from your seat. Making you feal weightless. When you pass through a dip your body is pulled down by the centrifugal force. So you aren't really gaining or losing any weight at all. ...
Asked in Elephants
What do Indian elephants look like?
Indian and afriain elphants have long ear,has a really big trunck, some have nice pattens on them to look nice they have very big feet humangous there tails hang out of there bums swing and swing if you would like to ride one go to indai or Africa and ask some one i have ride on them but if they do get angrey they might hurt you so make sure the person is controlled with that elphants are also very nice they...
Asked in Energy
One exciting fairground ride acts like a giant ctapult The capsule in which you are strapped is fired high into the sky by rubber strapsexplain the energy changes taking place in the ride ride?
# Once you are launched into the sky it will be Kinetic Energy which then becomes Gravitational Potential Energy due to your height above the ground. During the ride there may be sound energy as well as wind energy. Once lowered back onto the ground it shall be GPE which soon changes back to kinetic energy. ...