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The Quick 10: 10 Eighth Wonders of the World

Stacy Conradt
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There are lots of contenders for the title of Eighth Wonder of the World, including King Kong, Andre the Giant and "Jim Nabors' heavenly singing voice," according to Mr. C. Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons. Today's Quick 10 is a list (in no particular order) of both man-made and natural wonders often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World.

10 Eighth Wonders of the World

1. The Grand Canyon, the United States. 277 miles long, the Grand Canyon was created by the flow of the Colorado River over a span of about 17 million years (give or take).
2. Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Angkot Wat is a temple built in the 12th century for King Suryavarman II.
3. The Moai Statues, Easter Island, Chile. Although they're often called the Easter Island Heads, the statues are actually full torsos - the figures are kneeling. Some of the standing moai have become buried up to their necks because of shifting soil. So far, 887 stone statues have been inventoried.
4. The Banaue Rice Terraces, the Philippines.

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