Some international heritage dudes have decided to make a new list of the 7 Wonders Of The World. We the punters get to vote for our favourite out of a shortlist of 21 famous monuments (the winner announced on the 7th July, 7/7/07 DYS). Luckily the one remaining old wonder (the Pyramids of Giza) made it through. That could have been embarrassing! On the official (and rather clunky) website the descriptions of each deserving candidate include a short exclaimatory summary at the end. These can range from the meta:
“In short – vote for the Kremlin/St.Basil’s, as a representation of – Fortitude & Symbolism!“
to the bizarre:
“In short – vote for the Colosseum, because it is now a symbol of – Joy & Suffering!“
Nice! Personally I would vote for either the Easter Island statues or Stonehenge, because everyone is still fairly clueless as to how they actually got there – true ancient mysteries, as opposed to what is clearly a large cheese grater.