Eighth Wonder of the World

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Eighth Wonder of the World is a term sometimes used to describe phenomena in comparison to the widely known list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Things labeled as the Eighth Wonder of the World[edit]

Mitre Peak, in Milford Sound, New Zealand

Natural places[edit]

Pre-1900 creations[edit]

The Citadelle Laferrière in Northern Haiti

Post-1900 creations[edit]

People[edit]

  • Andre the Giant, a French wrestler who predominantly wrestled for WWE (then World Wrestling Federation), who at 7'4" and weighing 520 lbs was frequently billed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".[46]

Fiction[edit]

  • King Kong, a fictional giant movie monster resembling a colossal gorilla, that has appeared in several movies since 1933. It is often described as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".[47]

See also[edit]

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