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Subject: New 7 Wonders of the World

Written By: thereshegoes on 07/07/07 at 7:51 pm

The people voted,and they voted well imo 8)

The Colosseum in Italy

The Great Wall of China

Petra in Jordan

Machu Pichu in Peru

Taj Mahal in India

Chichén Itzá in Mexico

Cristo Redentor in Brazil  :) :) :)

http://www.new7wonders.com/



Subject: Re: New 7 Wonders of the World

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 07/07/07 at 8:06 pm

All deserving historic monuments/buildings. But out of the finalists, I think the best were: The Acropolis, Greece, Stonehenge, United Kingdom and Pyramids of Giza, Egypt. But all could have been winners. Just give them the title: The New 21 Wonders of the World.

Subject: Re: New 7 Wonders of the World

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/07/07 at 8:27 pm

Sounds like a really good list.

Subject: Re: New 7 Wonders of the World

Written By: whistledog on 07/07/07 at 10:25 pm

Alot of good ones yes! :)

I always liked Machu Picchu

Subject: Re: New 7 Wonders of the World

Written By: Nicky Bain on 07/08/07 at 12:58 am

How can the Wall of China be new?

Subject: Re: New 7 Wonders of the World

Written By: whistledog on 07/08/07 at 12:59 am


How can the Wall of China be new?


New = a new list was voted

Subject: Re: New 7 Wonders of the World

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/08/07 at 7:19 am

For the Eighth Wonder of the World I hereby nominate...

ChuckyG's Decade Messageboards.  :)

Subject: Re: New 7 Wonders of the World

Written By: whistledog on 07/08/07 at 3:25 pm


For the Eighth Wonder of the World I hereby nominate...

ChuckyG's Decade Messageboards.   :)


I second that nomination 8)

Subject: Re: New 7 Wonders of the World

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/08/07 at 6:16 pm

I'd leave the 7 real wonders of the ancient world as-is.  Could easily be persuaded to add the Great Wall, Petra, Machu Pichu, and Chichen Itza to those lists.  (What, no Angkor Wat?)

But if we're not just blowing sunshine up the arse of some PR firm, how about some modern wonders -- things that, in the context of the 20th century, were as far above and beyond our technological abilities as the 7 ancient wonders were to the technology of the ancient Greeks.

Here's four to start with, in approximate chronological order:

Panama Canal, Panama
Hoover Dam, USA
Apollo Landing Site, Luna
Three Gorges Dam, China

If it doesn't have to have be a building, I'll also nominate the Spirit of St. Louis, the SR-71 Blackbird, and Shockley's first transistor. (I'd put the Saturn V in there, but it's already taken care of in the form of the Apollo landing site)

Subject: Re: New 7 Wonders of the World

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/08/07 at 6:27 pm


I'll also nominate ... Shockley's first transistor.


Egads, man.  Shockley is abot as non-PC as you can get.  He once advocated paying people whose IQ was below 100 to be sterilized.  :o

Subject: Re: New 7 Wonders of the World

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/11/07 at 8:37 pm


Egads, man.  Shockley is abot as non-PC as you can get.  He once advocated paying people whose IQ was below 100 to be sterilized.  :o


You don't have to like the man's politics to appreciate the importance of the semiconductor. 

On the opposite end of the political spectrum, there are people who'd refuse to visit the Louvre or St. Peter's Cathedral because some of the Renaissance painters were gay. 

There's such a thing as cutting off your nose to spite your face.

One addition:  Whether they find the Higgs boson or not, CERN definitely qualifies as a modern wonder of the world.  If it had to be built in the 20th century, I'll take Fermilab as a candidate, and gnash my teeth at the fact that we never built the superconducting supercollider when we had the chance.

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