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Old January 22 2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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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:

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Old January 22 2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders

Great theme, and I have just the thing:



The greatest achievement in history.
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Old January 22 2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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Old January 23 2013, 04:06 AM   #4
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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.
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Old January 23 2013, 04:18 AM   #5
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Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders



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

http://www.theatlantic.com/technolog...iverse/267161/
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Old January 23 2013, 01:45 PM   #6
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Venice.
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Old January 23 2013, 06:18 PM   #7
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Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders

my favourite planctic organism: a Pediastrum duplex

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
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Old January 23 2013, 07:55 PM   #8
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Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders

Brilliant theme

I think I even know what to do and how to do it
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Old January 26 2013, 02:38 AM   #9
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Five entries. Really?
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Old January 26 2013, 02:39 AM   #10
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Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders

Gimme a couple more days...
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Old January 26 2013, 07:26 AM   #11
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Re: ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders

Yeah, we'll leave it open until Monday at least.
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Old January 26 2013, 08:03 PM   #12
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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:



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...
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Old January 26 2013, 08:35 PM   #13
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Nah, I'll let it pass since you're using it to encompass an idea as a whole.

Nicely done
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Old January 26 2013, 08:37 PM   #14
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Thanks!

and

Thanks!
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Old January 27 2013, 07:19 PM   #15
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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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