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Winners Of Controversial Natural Wonders Poll Announced
2011-11-13 05:36:01

The Amazon, Vietnam's Halong Bay, South America's Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island in South Korea, Komodo Island in Indonesia, the Philippines' Puerto Princesa Underground River, and Table Mountain in South Africa have been named the new seven wonders of nature. These seven landmarks beat out others, including the Grand Canyon, the Galapagos Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, Mount Vesuvius, and the Dead Sea in what USA Today reporter Laura Bly called "a controversial global popularity poll"...

2011-08-01 08:00:00

ROME, August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is here and at Venere.com [http://www.venere.com ], we've got our minds thinking about holiday getaways. How about a trip to each of the New Seven Wonders of the World? To make things even more interesting, how about taking that trip by bicycle? We have everything already planned out, including how much water you would need to drink and how many total calories you would burn. We've also listed some facts about each world wonder on the...

2011-03-29 10:55:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online travel agency vayama.com is offering discounted international airfares to the seven new wonders of the world from $218 total. This is part of vayama's Wonders of the World contest, available through the vayama deals page (http://www.vayama.com/travel-deals/). Travelers can submit their favourite wonder of the world and win up to $777 per person for a pair of airline vouchers to their desired wonder of the world. Of the original...

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2009-07-22 05:26:18

On Tuesday, Lebanon's Jeita Grotto was selected as one of the finalists for the seven natural wonders of the world, facing the Amazon, Mount Vesuvius and others for a spot on the prestigious list. "This is a moment every Lebanese should be proud of," said Nabil Haddad, who heads Jeita's national support committee. "The Jeita Grotto is a medal of honor for Lebanon and has placed Lebanon on the global tourism map again." Jeita, which is located in a river valley near the capital Beirut, is...

2009-07-10 09:08:19

The Dead Sea has reached the next stage in the international competition grading the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Israeli tourism officials said. Israel's candidacy for the competition was made possible after the Tourist Ministries of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed agreements supporting the move, the officials said. Hoping the lowest place on Earth will be declared one of the competition's winners, Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov has planned a promotion...

2009-07-10 06:20:34

The Dead Sea has reached the next stage in the international competition grading the Seven Wonders of the World, Israeli tourism officials said. Israel's candidacy for the competition was made possible after the Tourist Ministries of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed agreements supporting the move, the officials said. Hoping the lowest place on earth will be declared one of the competition's winners, Minister Stas Misezhnikov has planned a promotion encouraging tourism to...

2009-03-20 06:22:00

VFI Overseas Property, a luxury homes builder, has announced details of The 7 Wonders of the World, a development that is being constructed in Soverato, in the region of Calabria. ROME, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe's fastest growing property developer is now introducing a new standard to luxury homes construction in southern Italy. Named "The 7 Wonders of the World," the gated community will feature indoor and outdoor pools along with a restaurant, bar, wellness spa centre, fitness suite...

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2009-01-07 12:25:00

More than 200 locations from 222 countries will compete in an online poll to determine the new seven wonders of nature. "We are calling on people all over the world to actively show their appreciation for our ... natural world by joining together to celebrate the most extraordinary sites on our planet," said Tia Viering, spokeswoman of the Swiss-based New 7 Wonders campaign. The foundation has collected 441 nominations over the Internet since it began operations in 2007. After preliminary...

2008-10-21 12:00:20

Children and parents can experience "a wonderful world of cultural discoveries(TM)" with Global Wonders(TM), an entertaining series of animated DVDs available beginning today at Target, Toys "R" Us, Amazon.com and other leading online stores. Global Wonders introduces children to the vibrant and varied cultures of their family, friends, neighbors and the world. Each DVD features hand-drawn animation and culturally authentic music with fun sing-along songs. Dazzling animation magically...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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