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Eighth Wonder of the World is an unofficial title sometimes given to new buildings, structures, projects, or even designs that are deemed to be comparable to the seven Wonders of the World.

Candidates for the Eighth Wonder of the World[edit]

Mitre Peak, in Milford Sound, New Zealand

Natural places[edit]

Pre-1900 creations[edit]

Post-1900 creations[edit]

Popular culture[edit]

  • King Kong, a fictional giant movie monster resembling a colossal gorilla, that has appeared in several movies since 1933. His captor promotes public exhibitions of the caged Kong with the tagline: "Eighth Wonder of the World".[59]
  • Similarly, Gorgo, a fictional 65-foot tall dinosaur-like creature captured of the coast of the fictitious Irish isle of Nara Island from the British kaiju film of the same name is promoted as the "8th Wonder of the World" while on display at a circus in London. [60]
  • André the Giant, a French professional wrestler and actor in the 1970s and 1980s, who was billed as being 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) and 500 lb (230 kg), was regularly referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
  • Foxconn Factory being constructed in Wisconsin that Donald Trump was quoted as describing as "the eighth wonder of the world." [61]

See also[edit]

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