Tuesday, October 17, 2006

New Wonders


 According to news reports (like this one), there is only one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World remaining (hint... it's in the picture). Yes friends, the times they are a-changin'. History books will have to be revised, for sure!


Anyways... apparently, there was an effort to name a new seven wonders and the list came down to these 21 choices (to be whittled down to seven at some point):

1 Acropolis, Athens, Greece

2 Alhambra, Granada, Spain

3 Angkor Wat temple, Cambodia

4 Chichen Itza Aztec site, Yucatan, Mexico

5 Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6 Colosseum, Rome

7 Easter Island Statues, Chile

8 Eiffel Tower, Paris

9 Great Wall, China

10 Hagia Sophia church, Istanbul, Turkey

11 Kyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan

12 Kremlin/St.Basil's, Moscow

13 Machu Picchu, Peru

14 Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen, Germany

15 Petra ancient city, Jordan

16 Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

17 Statue of Liberty, New York

18 Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom

19 Sydney Opera House, Australia

20 Taj Mahal, Agra, India

21 Timbuktu city, Mali


I've got a question. Why does it have to be a location? I mean, why can't it be an idea or scientific breakthrough or whatnot? I happen to wonder about a lot of things.

I humbly submit Planet Doug's 7 Wonders of My World:

1 New Jersey

2 Obscene Salaries for Professional Athletes

3 The Commercialization of Children

4 Rain after I Wash My Car

5 Jellybeans

6 The Internet

7 Why is there still Poverty?


Do you have any wonders in your life? Leave a comment. Thanks.

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