Would You Like to Swing on a Star?

As the Bing Crosby song goes, you could carry moonbeams home in a jar. Or maybe you’d just carry home … Continued

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As the Bing Crosby song goes, you could carry moonbeams home in a jar. Or maybe you’d just carry home a plastic baggie of puke. You’ll have a chance to find out in early May, when the world’s largest swing ride opens at the award-winning Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. The Skyhawk promises to dangle you from the nearly astral height of 125 feet. Interested in the engineering feats that will let the Skyhawk plummet track-free at 60 miles an hour? Check out the webcam of its construction or try to swing a ticket to the park’s Physics Day. —Lauren Aaronson