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What structure should go on a new list of seven wonders of the world?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 14, 2007

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Photo of Patrick Mangan

“The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur - the ones with the sky bridge connecting them. They’re among the tallest buildings in the world.”

Photo of Carol Stevens

“The first thing that comes to mind is the St. Louis Arch. It’s the way it was built that makes it so impressive.”

Photo of Lauren Bornstein

“I would say the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, because it means so much to so many people.”

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“Machu Picchu. Besides being a beautiful representation of a forgotten culture, the location in and of itself is awe-inspiring.”

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whistlestop75 7 years, 1 month ago

The Garden of Eden...located close to the Nebraska line ...It truly is a wonder...lol

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H_Lecter 7 years, 1 month ago

The Superdome with a new roof made completely from human skin.

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Pywacket 7 years, 1 month ago

Who's Shirley?

Who's "he"?

Is Dave there, man?

The only AA I would ever be caught frequenting is the one in fairly close proximity to the Big Dick.

Sue~ you just validated me! Now that I know I'm not alone in harboring a secret chocolate stash, I'll stop feeling guilty about leaving M&Ms and Kisses in the candy tin (and sneaking the good stuff from where I keep it, under the celery in the veg crisper).

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 1 month ago

Nope!

I nominate the RUNDLEBOUTS!

Thanks.

Marion.

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mick 7 years, 1 month ago

Google Earth 30 30 36s, 115 22e. What is it?

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 1 month ago

Py, now I have to go find my hidden stash of chocolate...yes, I really have one! It's the good stuff. Not that cheap junk that I give to the rest of the family. I need it for the antioxidants. ;)

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paladin 7 years, 1 month ago

The intergalactic spacecraft, UFO, that landed in the back pasture the other night, that I hauled up and put in the barn, with my boy Clem's help, for safe keeping. Might maybe think about charging admission to see her. She's a humdinger.

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The_Original_Bob 7 years, 1 month ago

True, although Haviland has eyes on taking over that market.

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The_Original_Bob 7 years, 1 month ago

Don't call Py, shirley.

Drewdun - I'll have you know that very few pigs are raised in WLHDW land (Greensburg). We are more proud of our cow, wheat, and meth production.

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drewdun 7 years, 1 month ago

Oh, yeah. Almost forgot the most important one: Mt. Rushmore, but only after the Great Leader, in full flight-suit regalia, is chiseled in profile next to those other guys nobody's heard of.

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drewdun 7 years, 1 month ago

The world's largest hand-dug well in Pigknuckle, Kansas.

The world's largest grain elevator in Hutch.

The world's largest steam shovel, Big Brutus, in Columbus.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 7 years, 1 month ago

Py,

I don't know what meeting group you attend, but I know there are over 20 AA groups in the Lawrence area.

Shirley, you could find another group to attend that he does not attend.

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Pywacket 7 years, 1 month ago

Oops~ Where's Sgt to flog me? My post above should have read "Ypsi," not "AA." Blame ancient crumbling brain cells.

SS--That recipe you sent me t'other day is something of a monument! I may have to involve the teens in helping to make that--the reward being obvious. Thanks for sharing. If you see a headline, "Family of Five Laid Waste by Chocolate Tsunami," be sure to attend the wake--and toss handfuls of chocolate chips in the graves.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 7 years, 1 month ago

Das_Ubermime,

That was so wrong.

Un-American.

Next you will be posting comments saying American troops should withdraw from Iraq.

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 1 month ago

mick, that might just work, also. If you ever get a hankering to distill your own water, I've got a recipe for that, too. :)

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Pywacket 7 years, 1 month ago

Oh--how could I forget!? The Big Dick in AA should definitely be included. P_riapism, thanks for reminding me. ;-)

http://www.suburbanbliss.net/suburbanbliss/images/l1591.jpg

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mick 7 years, 1 month ago

Or maybe I could just buy a box for 50 cents.

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 1 month ago

Balcony C 106

mick, almost any yeast bread dough recipe will work Just add 1/4 tsp soda per 1 1/2 cups of flour to the recipe. Chill dough 1 hr. roll out dough 1/16th inch thick, fold into thirds and roll again. Repeat folding and rolling 2 more times. Rest dough 10 min, then roll again and cut into squares. Place on greased cookie sheets, prick all over w/ fork, brush w/ egg white mixed w/ 1 T water, sprinkle on salt and bake at 350* 10-12 minutes. Good luck.

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mick 7 years, 1 month ago

I want to start making my own saltine crackers. Does anybody have a recipe?

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 1 month ago

The Bridge to Nowhere-- a monument to hubris, arrogance and poor planning.

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cool 7 years, 1 month ago

Halliburton Headquarters in Dubai ?

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Flap Doodle 7 years, 1 month ago

I'm voting for Carhenge & the Corn Palace.

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trinity 7 years, 1 month ago

hah blue, loved the big people! :)

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moralebooster 7 years, 1 month ago

Lake New Orleans underwater park

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boogeyman 7 years, 1 month ago

The black hole (Bramlage Coliseum) aka Allen Fieldhouse West

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militant 7 years, 1 month ago

The crater where Tehran used to be

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 7 years, 1 month ago

sue, Where were you sitting? I could not see with the lights..

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killjoy 7 years, 1 month ago

All the roundabouts on Harvard Rd.

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 1 month ago

The Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. It's one of a kind!

Py, happy you day!

RI, you have a doppelganger in the Riverdance Company. It made for a humorous evening. :D

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Shelby 7 years, 1 month ago

that big ol' prairie dog in KS...or the twine.

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ms_canada 7 years, 1 month ago

sourpus - I think it would be a toss-up between the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. I don't understand how they missed the list in the first place. They are both overwhelming!!!!

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Katie_Horner 7 years, 1 month ago

Is this one of those Britney Spears questions?

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p_riapism 7 years, 1 month ago

Hmmmm, I'm thinking of something enormous.

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cool 7 years, 1 month ago

please list the old choices....

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prospector 7 years, 1 month ago

I liked the old list. Did some on them get banned?

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number3of5 7 years, 1 month ago

While I agree that Machu Pichu should be on the list, there are other ruins that a also impressive. As for newly built wonders the Palm Islands of Dubai are impressive and expensive, but one can't help but wonder how much it will take in the future to keep the sea from reclaiming them.

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blue73harley 7 years, 1 month ago

World's Largest McDonalds. Though there is some controversy as to which exactly is the largest, the one that spans the highway in OK. is pretty darn impressive.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/OKVINmcd.html

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i_tching 7 years, 1 month ago

I like the suggestions of Angkor Wat, the Hagia Sophia, and the Petronas Towers, as well as the towering new resort hotel in Dubai, but the Sydney Opera House is a personal fave of mine.

Stonehenge is miraculous for its uncanny ability to predict eclipses, and big arches are cool, too.

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mick 7 years, 1 month ago

Google Earth- 30 30 36S, 115 23E

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delegatezero 7 years, 1 month ago

The wailing wall? Are you serious? We should be wailing for all those poor Palestinians that are getting oppressed!

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roger_o_thornhill 7 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, like Groznyy, huh? Or the old part of Managua? I'm sure there is a better representation of American huburus than a deserted downtown. Plus there are so many of them it would almost be cliche. Once that 'CrazyHorse' thing is done, it is supposed to be pretty impressive. Though with presumed criteria I would have to go with downtown Las Vegas.

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 1 month ago

Downtown Lawrence which will become a deserted ruin if the "Progressives" are not sent packing!

Thanks.

Marion.

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Flap Doodle 7 years, 1 month ago

Not me, buddy. I've simply driven thru it a few times. Best cinammon rolls in the world are made at a truckstop in Iowa.

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sourpuss 7 years, 1 month ago

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople). Not bad for the sixth century...

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sleepyone 7 years, 1 month ago

Patrick Mangan is the violinist for Riverdance.

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Kam_Fong_as_Chin_Ho 7 years, 1 month ago

The Wailing Wall?? I don't think so. My vote is for Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

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Flap Doodle 7 years, 1 month ago

The Tower of Pork in Dubuque?

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Gootsie 7 years, 1 month ago

BINGO! 8:19a.

I was thinking someone would nominate a roundabout as a wonder [why in the he$$ did we do them] of the world.

It's not quite been done, but maybe yet today. A gal can dream.

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webmocker 7 years, 1 month ago

"Countdown to the "r" word...."?

Roundabouts?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 7 years, 1 month ago

Gootsie "Countdown to the "r" word...."?

Riverdance?

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Pywacket 7 years, 1 month ago

I prefer "Py Day."

Structure.... structure... I vote for the clubhouse my husband built in our back yard. It has electricity and a skylight and everything.

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macon47 7 years, 1 month ago

Furrs cafeteria. where the beautiful people eat (or used to)

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blue73harley 7 years, 1 month ago

The new Lawrence Public Library.

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trinity 7 years, 1 month ago

pi aren't square, pi are round. and i'd love a slice of coconut cream right now.

hmmm, so there'd be 8 wonders of the world? i vote for the bronze Jayhawk statue outside strong hall. :)

ROCK CHALK!!!

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jonas 7 years, 1 month ago

R-I: I actually thought she might be a fembot, but she might also qualify as a brick house.

. . . . then I came up with a 3 little pigs analogy that would probably get me booted. . . .

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Gootsie 7 years, 1 month ago

Countdown to the "r" word....

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KS 7 years, 1 month ago

How about the Palm Islands in Dubai? Check it out on Google Earth. Pretty impressive.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 7 years, 1 month ago

jonas, The question said "structure"...

So Beyonce Knowles is a "Brick House"?

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