Ferris Wheel-Record

Record set on Ferris wheel ride

Six people have set what's believed to be a world record for consecutive hours on a Ferris wheel. They spent roughly 36 straight hours on a ride at Six Flags St. Louis.

Lightning forced the riders to get off the wheel twice during the contest last week. They ate and slept on the wheel, and had privacy curtains and portable toilets.

Their feat will be submitted to Guinness World Records this week. The contest was in honor of the 1904 World's Fair, which was held in St. Louis and featured a Ferris wheel.