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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.”

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

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“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.”


trinity 11 years, 2 months 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. :)


jonas 11 years, 2 months 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. . . .

KS 11 years, 2 months ago

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

H_Lecter 11 years, 2 months ago

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

webmocker 11 years, 2 months ago

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


Linda Aikins 11 years, 2 months 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.

Kam_Fong_as_Chin_Ho 11 years, 2 months ago

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

Jennifer Phythyon 11 years, 2 months ago

Patrick Mangan is the violinist for Riverdance.

sourpuss 11 years, 2 months ago

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

Flap Doodle 11 years, 2 months 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.

roger_o_thornhill 11 years, 2 months 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.

number3of5 11 years, 2 months 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.

ms_canada 11 years, 2 months 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!!!!

Shelby 11 years, 2 months ago

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

sunflower_sue 11 years, 2 months 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

Flap Doodle 11 years, 2 months ago

I'm voting for Carhenge & the Corn Palace.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 11 years, 2 months ago

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

mick 11 years, 2 months ago

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

sunflower_sue 11 years, 2 months 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.

mick 11 years, 2 months ago

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

sunflower_sue 11 years, 2 months 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. :)

drewdun 11 years, 2 months 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.

drewdun 11 years, 2 months 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.

paladin 11 years, 2 months 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.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 2 months 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. ;)

mick 11 years, 2 months ago

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

whistlestop75 11 years, 2 months ago

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

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