Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Eighty-five years ago, Herbert W. Sellner introduced the world to the Tilt-a-Whirl from his hometown of Faribault, MN. Only his second invention, the Tilt-a-Whirl was popular enough to spark the founding of Sellner Manufacturing Company, which remained a family business until just this year when it was sold to Larson International, Inc.
The amusement park favorite that twists and spins debuted at the 1927 Minnesota State Fair and now there is an estimated 600-700 rides in operation.
According to Wikipedia, "the ride is commonly known for making riders experience nausea."