Architecture New Seven Wonders of the World Sunday 8 July 2007
One and a half years ago I wrote about a world wide poll to determine a new list of seven wonders of the world. Well, the results are in:
  • Chichén Itzá, Mexico
  • Christ Redeemer, Brazil
  • The Great Wall, China
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Petra, Jordan
  • The Roman Colloseum, Italy
  • The Taj Mahal, India

A poor choice, except for the Colosseum and the Taj Mahal. Petra and Macchu Picchu are also fantastic but only because of the nature. Having Chichen Itza on the list while the Egyptian pyramids didn't make it shows that you can't get a serious result from an online poll.

Of course, the whole thing was just a clever money-making scheme anyway - they must have raked in millions from online advertising and SMS votes. Someone on Slashdot suggests the following list, which makes a lot more sense:
  • The internet
  • The electric grid
  • The Voyager probes
  • The Global Positioning System
  • The Human Genome Project
  • Nuclear power
  • Cochlear implants

Godsmurf Sun 08 Jul 2007 @ 15:57
Yep, I only haven't visited the Chinese Wall and Christ Redeemer. Chichen Itza is visited by legions of tourists from Cancun, which is probably why it got elected.

Fia Sun 08 Jul 2007 @ 14:16
Hah, I like the new seven wonders of the world. Thanks to you, there was only one I hadn't heard of before (Chichén Itzá). But maybe you visited that too? :-) *must check your pictures again*


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