Eighth Wonder of the World

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Eighth Wonder of the World is an unofficial title sometimes given to those new buildings, structures, projects or even designs that are deemed to be comparable to the 7 World Wonders.

Candidates for the Eighth Wonder of the World

Mitre Peak, in Milford Sound, New Zealand.

Natural places

Pre-1900 creations

The Citadelle Laferrière in Northern Haiti.

Post-1900 creations


  • André the Giant, a French professional wrestler who predominantly wrestled for WWE (then World Wrestling Federation) in the 1970s and 1980s. André, who was billed at a height of 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) and weight of 520 pounds (240 kg; 37 st 2 lb) was frequently billed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".[45] André's actual height has been the subject of debate over the years with some reports claiming that he was 'only' 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) tall, citing the pro-wrestling world's habit of over-exaggeration to make their stars seem larger than life.


  • King Kong, a fictional giant movie monster resembling a colossal gorilla, that has appeared in several movies since 1933. He is often described as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".[46]

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