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A man of many words. Profane, profound, loyal to a fault and a right rat bastard. I love the finer things in life: expensive cigars, cheap women and all the salted, cured meats I can eat. A friend to dogs, lover of humanity and despiser of people. If I were King the world would be a better place, because, well...I would be King! Oh, and I like ice cream.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

New Seven Wonders of the World Announced

Something called the New Open World Corporation (NOWC) among a little controversy announced the newest "official" Wonders of the World were announced on July 7th. The list consists of:
1. The Pyramids of Giza (Egypt)
2. The Taj Mahal (India)
3. Machu Picchu (Peru)
4. The Roman Colosseum (Italy)
5. The Great Wall (China)
6. Chichen Itza (Mexico)
7. Christ the Redeemer Statue (Brazil)

The Pyramids were sort of "Grandfathered in" based upon complaints their inclusion should never have been questioned in the first place because it is the only surviving member of the original Seven Wonders. The whole process was a little bogus since it resulted from a combination of free and paid votes and was not available to people who didn't have access to the internet. NOWC even admitted someone could vote multiple times.

But, I would say it's a pretty decent list. I've been to five of the seven. The five I've visited without exception had a huge "Wow" factor.

I would have included Angkor Wat in Cambodia or Stonehenge in the UK over maybe the statue in Brazil. It just seems the stuff built in ancient times are cooler.

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