Visitors to the London Eye yesterday were treated to an extended journey courtesy of a tyre which required repair mid-ride. Whilst a normal trip flies by in roughly half an hour, this fateful trip left sightseers watching nearly 60 minutes tick past on Big Ben before service resumed. Fortunately each capsule comes equipped with an emergency store of blankets, water and tasty glucose tablets, so passengers didn't have to resort to cannibalism.
Let this serve as a cautionary tale to illustrate why we never leave home without topping up our hip flask of whisky. Although some may insist we have a drink problem, you simply never know when you're going to be stranded on a major world tourist attraction with only water to imbibe.
Image courtesy of bortescristian's Flickr photostream.