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

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Anonymous User

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#81
Hucc I remember hearing/reading it someplace and thought the same thing. That is why I remembered that one. :lol
 
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red stripe

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#83
hummm... and above you see the after effects of a migraine :grin that should read.. "you two" :lol
 
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Rick & Jenny

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#84
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.
 
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hstrybuf

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#87
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!
 
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red stripe

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#89
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
 
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red stripe

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#92
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.
 
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Hucc

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#93
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
 
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Rick & Jenny

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#95
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
 
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sunshine

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#96
I am surprised about Quebec's Ice Hotel too. I thought Sweden had a much bigger and more impressive Ice Hotel than Quebec's.
 
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Gitte

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Post Edited (02-27-03 16:33)
 
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JohnG

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#98
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.
 
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Rick & Jenny

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#99
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
 
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Gitte

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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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