World wonders on the list to become No. 8
Virtual Tourist, an online travel site, is taking a reader survey to identify the 8th Wonder of the World. The site has “narrowed it down” to a mere 350 candidates that are a mishmash of natural and man-made wonders, or between technical and aesthetic ones. I actually wonder about some of these wonders. How do you pick between, say, the Galapagos Islands and Blenheim Palace, or the 110-year-old Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth or the Grand’ Place in Brussels? And why is Bubble Gum Alley on the list at all? The 70 foot-long, 20-foot-high alley’s walls are covered in about 1.9 million wads of chewing hum. It is a somewhat yucky curiosity, but a world wonder? I don’t think so. Click here to see the list and to vote. You may do so once a day through September 30.