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Can you name the top 10 man-made wonders in the world?

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by Rick & Jenny, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. Hucc I remember hearing/reading it someplace and thought the same thing. That is why I remembered that one. :lol
     
  2. red stripe

    red stripe Guest

    this was fun.. thanks toy two..
     
  3. red stripe

    red stripe Guest

    hummm... and above you see the after effects of a migraine :grin that should read.. "you two" :lol
     
  4. Rick & Jenny

    Rick & Jenny Guest

    The Ice Hotel is built every year and getting better design each year. Everything in the hotel is made by ice including the beds, cups.... The hotel will melt to nothing in summer time. Would be interested to know if any one of C@s ever visit that Ice Hotel in Quebec.
     
  5. Gitte

    Gitte Guest

    And the woman-made wonders? LOL
    How many?

    Gitte :)



    Post Edited (02-27-03 15:03)
     
  6. samplecd2

    samplecd2 Guest

    Been to the Golden Gate bridge, going to Stonehenge in a few months

    Cynthia
     
  7. hstrybuf

    hstrybuf Guest

    Beats me, Jenny, but it should be quite a sight when they finish it!

    Oh and I've been to #1, #6 and #8. :grin Thanks, Jenny!
     
  8. Hucc

    Hucc Guest

    thanks, jenny , for the fun post
     
  9. red stripe

    red stripe Guest

    well.. here are a few Gitte.. and some of them may surprise some men


    Alphabet blocks Adeline D. T. Whitney 1882
    Apgar tests, which evaluate a baby’s health upon birth Virginia Apgar 1952
    Chocolate-chip cookies Ruth Wakefield 1930
    Circular saw Tabitha Babbitt 1812
    Dishwasher Josephine Cochran 1872
    Disposable diaper Marion Donovan 1950
    Electric hot water heater Ida Forbes 1917
    Elevated railway Mary Walton 1881
    Engine muffler El Dorado Jones 1917
    Fire escape Anna Connelly 1887
    Globes Ellen Fitz 1875
    Ironing board Sarah Boone 1892
    Kevlar, a steel-like fiber used in radial tires, crash helmets, and bulletproof vests Stephanie Kwolek 1966
    Life raft Maria Beaseley 1882
    Liquid Paper®, a quick-drying liquid used to correct mistakes printed on paper Bessie Nesmith 1951
    Locomotive chimney Mary Walton 1879
    Medical syringe Letitia Geer 1899
    Paper-bag-making machine Margaret Knight 1871
    Rolling pin Catherine Deiner 1891
    Rotary engine Margaret Knight 1904
    Scotchgardâ„¢ fabric protector Patsy O. Sherman 1956
    Snugli® baby carrier Ann Moore 1965
    Street-cleaning machine Florence Parpart 1900
    Submarine lamp and telescope Sarah Mather 1845
    Windshield wiper
     
  10. Gitte

    Gitte Guest

    WOW !!!!
    and the modern wonders?


    Gitte :)
     
  11. Thankx Jenny and Red
     
  12. red stripe

    red stripe Guest

    We'll probably never know how many women inventors there were.

    Because in the early years of the United States, a woman could not get a patent in her own name. A patent is considered a kind of property, and until the late 1800s laws forbade women in most states from owning property or entering into legal agreements in their own names. Instead, a woman's property would be in the name of her father or husband.

    For example, many people believe that Sybilla Masters was the first American woman inventor. In 1712 she developed a new corn mill, but was denied a patent because she was a woman. Three years later the patent was filed successfully in her husband's name.
     
  13. Hucc

    Hucc Guest

    yes, red, it's insane how women were treated back then ... and how they're are still treated in some parts of the world (and in some households in the U.S.) ... anyway, that's another topic
     
  14. Gitte

    Gitte Guest

    Very interesting.

    Thanks Red and Jenny and all the CC wonders.

    Gitte
     
  15. Rick & Jenny

    Rick & Jenny Guest

    Deb, I want you to be our tour guide when we have the chance to visit that Crazy Horse Monument. I believe that you may be the only lucky one among us who ever visited #8 wonder. Good for you--- well traveler.:thumb Jenny
     
  16. sunshine

    sunshine Guest

    I am surprised about Quebec's Ice Hotel too. I thought Sweden had a much bigger and more impressive Ice Hotel than Quebec's.
     
  17. Gitte

    Gitte Guest

    <http://www.alta-friluftspark.no/alta_friluftspark_eng/bilder-nordlysiglooen.html>



    Post Edited (02-27-03 16:33)
     
  18. JohnG

    JohnG Guest

    I've been to #8. It is impressive in size and scope. American Indian chief Crazy Horse mounted astride his horse carved out of a huge granite face.
     
  19. Rick & Jenny

    Rick & Jenny Guest

    Thanks JohnG. It sounds that it is really worth to make an effort to visit S. Dakota. We could kill two birds with one stone.............:grin
     
  20. Gitte

    Gitte Guest

    We visited 1-4-5-6-7.

    The Chinese Wall was very impressive.
    There are pics of my China trip in the Photo Galleries. It was not a cruise and I got no digital camera.

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    Gitte
     

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