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The longest Ferris wheel ride
A Chicago man spends two days spinning — and more in our collection of strangely compelling feats
The longest Ferris wheel ride AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
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linton Shepherd, park operations manager of Chicago's Navy Pier, spent 48 hours, 8 minutes and 25 seconds awake on a Ferris wheel. That shattered the previous record of 25 hours. Shepherd's secret? His Ferris wheel gondola had a big screen TV and Xbox Live on which Shepherd played Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and watched James Bond and Batman movies. He also drank a whole lot of Mountain Dew Kickstart to stay awake.

Elena Scotti is TheWeek.com's assistant photo editor. She is a photographer and printmaker living in Brooklyn.

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