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Mr Monkey at the Falkirk Wheel

"I hope it's supposed to do that"

Mr Monkey watching a boat enter the wheel Mr Monkey watching the Wheel start to turn

As Mr Monkey watched, a boat went into the lower part of the Wheel. A few minutes later, the top beak of the Wheel started to dip. Mr Monkey realised that there were two big tanks of water, and a cunning mechanism that kept them level so that the boat didn't end up the wrong way up. Apparently, these tanks of water are called gondolas.

You can read all about the Wheel at the Falkirk Wheel website.

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