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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:51 AM   #1
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TOURNAMENT: Wonders of the World Cup

This thread is to discuss the upcoming Wonders of the World Cup. First matchup is on July 7.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 12:00 AM   #2
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Should be Great wall of China or else Pyramids of Giza.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 05:19 AM   #3
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Chichen Itza

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Old July 6th, 2011, 05:45 AM   #4
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great wall of china would get the honor.


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Old July 7th, 2011, 06:34 AM   #5
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after 2007 this wonder from our country is no longer become a world wonder. They kick it out, because less of popularity compared mexican Itza, Rio's Jesus statue, Taj etc...
but for me this is still one of the ultimate world wonder...

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Old July 7th, 2011, 08:52 AM   #7
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Old July 7th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #8
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Old July 7th, 2011, 09:47 PM   #9
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Old July 7th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #10
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I like worldcups but i dont like this one.

The whole new 7 wonders is a joke to begin with. Structures were judged based on personal feelings (they are soo proud that they encouraged kids to vote) and the buildings with the most propoganda won (seriously, who would prefer the Christ Redeemer over the statue of liberty.... isnt that just.... weird?). For me, a list of new 7 wonders should be made by a selective group of proven individuals who are experts when it comes to the history, complexity, popularity, purpose etc of those structures.

Ahh well, lets wait for the next worldcup
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for how long does the 1st match will be open? just 1 day is ok, because there are many more banners waiting to show.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 04:26 PM   #12
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I like worldcups but i dont like this one.

The whole new 7 wonders is a joke to begin with. Structures were judged based on personal feelings (they are soo proud that they encouraged kids to vote) and the buildings with the most propoganda won (seriously, who would prefer the Christ Redeemer over the statue of liberty.... isnt that just.... weird?). For me, a list of new 7 wonders should be made by a selective group of proven individuals who are experts when it comes to the history, complexity, popularity, purpose etc of those structures.

Ahh well, lets wait for the next worldcup
I Would...and Did!!!!!!

and trust me...if u have ever seen both...u would agree with me that the statue of liberty is cool... but the jesus stands out alot more...and fits perfectly!!!

but it's just my non expert opinion...
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I like worldcups but i dont like this one.

The whole new 7 wonders is a joke to begin with. Structures were judged based on personal feelings (they are soo proud that they encouraged kids to vote) and the buildings with the most propoganda won (seriously, who would prefer the Christ Redeemer over the statue of liberty.... isnt that just.... weird?). For me, a list of new 7 wonders should be made by a selective group of proven individuals who are experts when it comes to the history, complexity, popularity, purpose etc of those structures.

Ahh well, lets wait for the next worldcup
Definitely agree with you. I don't want to offend any Brazilians or Christians here (or even Brazilian Christians lol) but I honestly don't think Christ the Redeemer should even be a "wonder." There's so many they passed over that are far more deserving...the Acropolis, Bamyan Buddhas, Easter Island Statues, Notre Dame, the Sphinx, etc.

Also, having both Chichen Itza and Machu Picchu in there seems like overkill, I don't know why. Chichen Itza is amazing but Machu Picchu isn't that
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Should be Taj Mahal
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Old July 9th, 2011, 12:07 AM   #16
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but it's just my non expert opinion...
Hee, dont be cranky, i'm serious

If your gonna name something a 'wonder' of the World, then it must have been something revolutionary right? I sure do like the the Christ Redeemer but calling it a wonder is something else all together.

To me, a wonder is something that revolutionized the world. The pyramids, the parthenon and many more i dont know the explicit details of did this.
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To me, a wonder is... a wonder. Is not "size" or "history", is just a wonder. For his creativity, beauty, location,
image, or any other quality. A wonder is a wonder for many reasons, not just history:

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Old July 11th, 2011, 06:38 AM   #20
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the christ is not a wonder, even a bottle of coke would look amazing with that Rio landscape.
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