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Old 10-18-2006, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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I wonder... why only 7?
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:05 PM
 
Location: on an island
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I wonder... why only 7?
I am not exactly mystical type, but I think that the number 7, along with 3, has been traditionally a sort of special number, in magical/mystical stuff as well as religion. I know it is used in more than one faith.
Seven days in a week, the 7th being the sabbath.
Remember that old blues song, the one about the 7th son of a 7th son etc?
And there are the 7 hills of Rome.
And so on and so forth.
Seven is just one of those *significant* numbers.
I guess they could copy Letterman and have a Top Ten.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:01 PM
 
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I like the "old wonders" of the world....

Great Pyramid
Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt
Stonehenge
Hadrian's Wall
Great Wall of China
Machu Picchu
Taj Mahal

Can we go for more than 7??? So many great things, so little time!
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Modern wonders:

The American Society of Civil Engineers compiled another list of wonders of the modern world:

Channel Tunnel
CNN Tower
Empire State Building
Golden Gate Bridge
Itaipu Dam
Delta Works
Panama Canal
Tourist travel wonders

The following list of the top seven tourist travel wonders (not including pilgrimages) was compiled by Hillman Wonders:[2]
• Great Pyramids of Giza
• Great Wall of China
• Taj Mahal
• Serengeti Migration
• Galapagos
• Grand Canyon
• Machu Picchu

Natural wonders
Similar to the other lists of wonders, there is no consensus on a list of seven natural wonders of the world, as there has been debate over how large the list should be. One of the many lists was compiled by CNN
• Grand Canyon
• Great Barrier Reef
• Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
• Mount Everest
• Northern Lights
• Paricutνn volcano
• Victoria Falls

Underwater wonders
This list of underwater wonders is of unknown origin but has been repeated sufficiently often to acquire a degree of notability:

• Palau
• Belize Barrier Reef
• Great Barrier Reef
• Deep-Sea Vents
• Galapagos Islands
• Lake Baikal
• Northern Red Sea
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:14 PM
 
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Hi guys.

I found this web site that explain lot of things about the seven wonders of the ancient world : The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
You can have a look at it if you want to know more about the old seven wonders.
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:43 AM
 
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Eniac

First cast iron bridge. Found at Coalbrookdale, Telford, England, built in 1779 and is still in use today. Think Minneapolis...

Saturn V rocket. Hello, moon.

Hubble Telescope. It may not be in use in a hundred years, but hopefully it will still be up there. Check out the pics at: HubbleSite - Gallery
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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The universe itself is a wonder.

There are alot of natural wonders out there, but there's only one wonder that nothing else can surpass - Jesus and his love for us.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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The universe itself is a wonder.

There are alot of natural wonders out there, but there's only one wonder that nothing else can surpass - Jesus and his love for us.
Am I allowed to say "Amen" over here in ot
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