70 Wonders of the (Modern) World

Locations of Some Wonders of the Modern World.

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1. Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA

View of Grand Canyon from the south rim.

2. Pyramids in Egypt

(For a list of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, click on the picture above.)

Report on the 7 wonders of the Ancient World.

3. Great Wall of China

4. Electricity Grid in North America

5. Hammurabi's Laws

(See "My Downloadable Data")

6. Temple of Angkor in Cambodia

7. Aztec Temple in Tenochtitlan in Mexico City

8. Colosseum in Rome, Italy

9. Penicillin

Penicillin - discovered by Dr. Alexander Fleming

10. The Mayan Temples of Tikal in Northern Guatemala

11. The Moai Statues in Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile

A Report About Easter Island
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12. Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France

13. Sterile Surgery

Joseph Lister M.D.

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Click here for a report on First Sterile Surgery Procedures by Lister

(NB The many links in the report do not function.)

14. The Parthenon in Athens, Greece

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15. Petra, the rock-carved city in Jordan

Khazneh (the Treasury), 40m high, above, is the most well-known carving in Petra.

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16. Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar

The most notable building in Yangon is the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment. The pagoda itself is a solid brick stupa (Buddhist reliquary) that is completely covered with gold. It rises 326 feet (99 m) on a hill 168 feet (51 m) above the city.

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17. Atomic Periodic Table

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18. The DNA Helix (discovered by Crick and Watson in/before 1953)

. . . . . . DNA Helix - Click to enlarge . . . . . . Happy 50th Birthday to DNA.

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DNA Info>
DNA Info(if above link fails)

19. The Temple of the Inscriptions in Palenque, Mexica

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20. The 7000 Terra Cotta Warriors in China

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21. The International Space Station

____Station Diagram________Station Image___Old Station (Mir) and Shuttle

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22. The Hubble Telescope

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23. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

24. The Hoover Dam in Arizona

25. Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota

Left-to-Right: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln

26. The Barringer Meteor Crater in Arizona

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27. (Y)The Global Telephone Network

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28. The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada

_____Tidal Bore_______Hopewell Rocks______Bay of Fundy

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29. (Y)The Printing Press

The first printing press, made by Gutenburg

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30. Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

31. Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe

32. Krakatoa Island in Indonesia

33. Television

The first television set, made by Phil Farnsworth in 1935

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34. The Chicxulub Crater became the Gulf of Mexico

There is evidence that the Chicxulub Crater buried underneath the Yucatan Peninsula  is an ancient impact crater.
According to a University of Arizona Chicxulub crater web page: "... a large 65 million years old impact crater was located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. It is called Chicxulub - a Maya word that roughly translates as "tail of the devil."  The crater, now buried beneath a kilometer-thick sequence of sediments, ... appears to have a diameter of 145 to 180 km, which makes it one of the largest confirmed impact structures on Earth.

Some scientists believe that it also annihilated the dinosaurs.

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35. The Human Genome

Scientists have been working for years to document all of the "genes" in all of the human chromosomes. This project is finally complete. The basic "genes" have been named A,G,T and C. (See Wonder #18 above.) The first 250 "genes" in the human Y chromosome are listed below. The full set of genes in the Human Y Chromosome would occupy approximately 1 million rows similar to those shown below, which amounts to about 50 million characters. This information is readily available on the Web. I have successfully downloaded all the 50 million characters which make up a typical Y chromosome. (Did you known that cells in the body of a male typically have an X and a Y chromosome each? Women's cells have 2 X chromosomes but no Y chromosome.)


36. Stonehenge in England

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37. Electronic Silicon Chips

This silicon chip will produce about 3000 integrated circuits (ICs).

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38. The Panama Canal

39. The Mars Rover

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40. Quantuum Mechanics

41. Taj Mahal in Agra in India

42. The Statue of Liberty in New York

43. (Y)The Internal Combustion Engine

44. Manned Apollo Moon Landing

45. The Inca city of Manchu Picchu, Peru

46. Ancient Viking Settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada

47. Exploration of the Pacific Trench

48. The Throne Hall of Persepolis in Iran

49. Niagara Falls in Ontario and New York

The energy in the Niagra Falls is used to produce electricity.

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50. The first nuclear-powered submarine:The Nautilus

51. The Panama Canal

52. (Y)CN Tower in Toronto, Canada

53. (Y)Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA

54. Itaipu Hydro-Electric Dam (Brazil & Paraguay)

55. Petronus Towers in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia

56. (Y)The reclaiming of land in the Netherlands

57. (Y)The Northern Lights

58. Lake Bailcal in Russia

(This lake contains more water than all the Great Lakes combined.)

59. Nazca Lines in Peru

Huge line drawings were created by Inca indians around the year 525 AD. A good example is the spider shown above. It measures some 150 feet in length formed by one continuous line.

For more information: www.onagocag.com/nazca.html

60. (Y)Las Vegas in Nevada, USA

61. Marrakech in Morroco (Mosque, Gardens and Square)

62. Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota, USA

When finished, this will be the largest sculpture ever made.

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63. Bahai Garden & Shrine at Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel

64. The Ice Hotel at Jukkas in Northern Sweden (rebuilt every winter)

65. Prophecies (e.g. 9/11) of Nostradamus (1503-1566)

........The year 1999 and September month
........From the sky will come the great King of Terror,
........He will awaken the great king of the Angolmois
........Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.
........................~ Nostradamus. X.72

(n.b. Mars was the Roman god of war)
Click on the verse (above) for an interpretation of it.

........L'an mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois
........Du ciel viendra un grand Roy d'effrayeur:
........Resusciter le grand Roy d'Angolmois
........Avant après Mars regner par bon heur.
...........(Untranslated Old French) Nostradamus. X.72

66. Crab Nebula

This Supernova Explosion began in the year 1054 AD.

Chinese astronomers recorded this explosion. For three weeks in 1054 AD, the new star, much brighter than Venus, could even be seen in daylight. Its explosion is now known to account for the origins of the Crab nebula, located in the constellation Taurus. The resulting Crab nebula was first observed in detail by Lord Rosse using a telescope in 1844. An astronomer named Charles Messier catalogged the most interesting celestial objects. He numbered them from M1 to M110. The Crab Nebula is M1.
The American Indians in northern Arizona, may have been so inspired by the event that they drew pictures of it. Two pictographs have been found, one in a cave at White Mesa and the other on a wall of Navajo Canyon. Both show a crescent moon with a large star nearby. Scientists have calculated that on the morning of July 5, 1054, the Moon was located just 2 degrees north of the Crab Nebula's current position. Brief Description

67. WikiPedia - The Web's Encyclopedia

Wikipedia is a living encyclopedia because anyone can add or modify it. It has been written in many different languages. It currently contains over 10,000 articles.

68. Google Earth

Google Earth is a map combined with a camera. If you enter someone's street address, you can see a photograph of the person's house as seen by a satellite. You can also ask that a map be combined with the photograph to see the names of the streets and rivers.


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last updated: 2010 B Feb 20