Now in video.
Apparently we weren't alone in being terrified riding Tianjin's ferris wheel. I found this video of other foreign students:
I posted mine as a video reply:
Now that I watch it from the peace and quiet of my apartment, it doesn't sound like a leaf blower. Any better suggestions?
I found out that the train we rode from Tianjin back to Beijing opened only three days ago, and is now the fastest train in the world. So that's cool.