12.1.09

Some Kind of Wonderful

With the exception of the Pyramids of Giza, all the old Seven Wonders of the World have been destroyed, either by earthquakes or plunderers or Crusaders (man, what a bunch of a-holes). So some Swiss-Canadian guy decided we should make a new list of the Seven Wonders of the World and everyone should vote for it online.

That list was unveiled in Lisbon, Portugal on July 7, 2007. Chichen Itza over the Pyramids? The Colosseum over the Sydney Opera House? I beg to differ.

Now, you can vote on a new list, the New Seven Wonders of Nature. I recommend you head over and check it out, if only to learn about interesting places in far-off lands. It's my impression countries only get one nominee (exceptions are made for landmarks bordering multiple countries, like the Danube River and Niagara Falls), because I'd rank quite a few places in the United States over some stupid lake in St. Kitts. But if that's they way they're gonna play it, fine.

Here's my final seven:

Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
Mount Everest (China/Nepal)
Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe)
Amazon, River/Forest (A large portion of South America)
Grand Canyon (GO AMERICA!)
Mesopotamian Marshes, Wetlands (Iraq)
Lake Baikal (Russia)

3 comments:

  1. Hey Jordan, I think that's Mt Hood and Trillium Lake on the natural wonders homepage!

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  2. Nature sucks. You know what's a real wonder? The taco plate I had the other day.

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  3. Was it a topopo taco?

    And I think you're right, tgreen60.

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