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Owain Taggart January 22 2013 10:08 PM

ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the last one. I was thinking of what would make a good topic for a contest, and then it dawned on me.

We're all aware of the Wonders of the World, and there have been several campaigns over the years for a new set of modern wonders, and those can be seen on Wikipedia. But what do you think should be listed as a modern wonder? It can either be man-made, or something seen in nature that simply takes your breath away and makes you awestruck. As a twist, I'll even accept things seen in TV and Movies, but restrict it to things that appear in the real world, rather than Sci-Fi and Fantasy in order to keep it grounded in reality.

So, in other words, let's have fun making our own list :)


As an example, in 2000, a cave full of giant gypsum crystals was discovered. This cave almost looks like the setting for Superman's Fortress of Solitude. And that's my entry:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ps22ea658a.jpg

RJDiogenes January 22 2013 11:55 PM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
Great theme, and I have just the thing:

http://home.comcast.net/~RJDiogenes/Avatar_Apollo11.jpg

The greatest achievement in history. :mallory:

auntiehill January 22 2013 11:59 PM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ate-Bridge.jpg

Ghost07 January 23 2013 04:06 AM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
This should be interesting...and since I completely missed out on voting the last time, I hope you will link the voting thread to this one; so I don't miss voting here.

JiNX-01 January 23 2013 04:18 AM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...RSTRUCTURE.jpg

this is the largest object in the known universe ... 4 billion light-years across.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technolog...iverse/267161/

Kai "the spy" January 23 2013 01:45 PM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
Venice.
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/1212/4577873702.jpg

Rhubarbodendron January 23 2013 06:18 PM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
my favourite planctic organism: a Pediastrum duplex
http://sdg3.com/z/mypics/thisandthat/pediastrum.jpg
these pretty algae live in sweetwater ponds, streams, rivers, cisterns, puddles and rain barrels all over the world. You've propably swallowed a few of them last time you were swimming :)

trekkiedane January 23 2013 07:55 PM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
Brilliant theme :bolian:

I think I even know what to do and how to do it :p

JiNX-01 January 26 2013 02:38 AM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
Five entries. Really? :confused:

trekkiedane January 26 2013 02:39 AM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
Gimme a couple more days...

Owain Taggart January 26 2013 07:26 AM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
Yeah, we'll leave it open until Monday at least.

trekkiedane January 26 2013 08:03 PM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
Done.

I've decided to dedicate my New Wonders avatar to the tiniest of things without which the world as we know it would not exist: the humble transistor:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...storavatar.gif

The 'slideshow' contains images depicting the symbol for an NPN-transistor, the very first transistor mock-up, the first transistor radio, an integrated circuit, the very first hand-held calculator, the Apollo Program, the first micro-processor, a personal computer, the Internet protocol suite, the LHC, the very first cell-phone, the very first smartphone, the ISS, a tablet, and a flashing internet-map.


I hope it's not disqualified for that one media-frame... ;)

Owain Taggart January 26 2013 08:35 PM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
Nah, I'll let it pass since you're using it to encompass an idea as a whole.

Nicely done :)

trekkiedane January 26 2013 08:37 PM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
Thanks!

and

Thanks!

Owain Taggart January 27 2013 07:19 PM

Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders
 
Anyone else? I'd like to close this and get the voting started by Monday, Tuesday at the very latest.


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