The “New” Seven Wonders Of The World

Some people have too much time on their hands

LISBON, Portugal – Monuments in three Latin American countries were named among the new seven wonders of the world Saturday.

Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, Peru’s Machu Picchu, and Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid were chosen alongside the Great Wall of China, Jordan’s Petra, the Colosseum in Rome and India’s Taj Mahal.

The Great Pyramids of Giza, the only surviving structures from the original seven wonders of the ancient world, kept their status in addition to the new seven.

It’s been awhile since I took math, but, that makes 8, doesn’t it?

Seriously, decent list. Tough to pin down 7.

The campaign to pick the seven new wonders was begun in 1999 by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber. His Switzerland-based foundation, called New7Wonders, received almost 200 nominations from around the world. The list of candidates was narrowed down to 21 by early last year. Voting took place over the past six years, but gathered pace only in recent months.

Weber aims to encourage cultural diversity by supporting, preserving and restoring monuments, and inspire people to value their heritage.

Let’s see, cultural diversity. Interesting. Consider that, other then the Statue of Christ Redeemer, every single culture that built those wonders is either gone or changed so dramatically that they might as well be considered gone.

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One Response to “The “New” Seven Wonders Of The World”

  1. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Death Star II’s 7 Blunders of the World:
    #7 – Hillary Rotten Clinton in a bikini!
    #6 – Chelsea Clinton in a thong… only!
    #5 – The View’s panel in mini-skirts?
    #4 – Helen Thomas in a night gown!
    #3 – AIR AMERICA’S Al Franken Stein?
    #2 – Rosie O’Donnell in a Playboy centerfold? Needs an extra 4th page, eh?
    #1 – W’s ‘MISSION ACCOMPLISHED’ speech !

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