ENTER: MIsc Av Contest: New Wonders

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Owain Taggart, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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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  2. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Great theme, and I have just the thing:

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    The greatest achievement in history. :mallory:
     
  3. auntiehill

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  4. Ghost07

    Ghost07 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  5. JiNX-01

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    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    my favourite planctic organism: a Pediastrum duplex
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    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 :)
     
  8. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Brilliant theme :bolian:

    I think I even know what to do and how to do it :p
     
  9. JiNX-01

    JiNX-01 Admiral Admiral

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    Five entries. Really? :confused:
     
  10. trekkiedane

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    I'll let you know when I get there.
    Gimme a couple more days...
     
  11. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yeah, we'll leave it open until Monday at least.
     
  12. trekkiedane

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    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:

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    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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  13. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nah, I'll let it pass since you're using it to encompass an idea as a whole.

    Nicely done :)
     
  14. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Thanks!

    and

    Thanks!
     
  15. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Anyone else? I'd like to close this and get the voting started by Monday, Tuesday at the very latest.
     
  16. JiNX-01

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    Bumping in case anyone else wants to join up.
     
  17. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yeah, for anyone interested in entering, you have until tonight.
     
  18. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    you forgot to specify who's tonight. We are from half a dozen timezones from Aussieland to Hawaii.
    My tonight, for example, is lunchtime in Los Angeles and tomorrow's breakfast in Australia.
     
  19. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    At this point it hardly matters, I don't think we can expect any more entries anywho...
     
  20. smiki

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    Guess again. :p

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