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  1. SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD

  2. GRAND CANYON United States: 277 miles long, 1 mile deep, 18 miles wide.

  3. VICTORIA FALLS • Located on the Zambezi River in Africa • 328 foot drop into the Batoka Gorge • First European to see the falls, David Livingstone, named the falls for his Queen

  4. NORTHERN LIGHTS • Aka Aurora Borealis/Australis/ Polaris • Charged Particles • Excited gas molecules • Reaction to Solar Wind

  5. PARICUTIN • Newest Mountain! • February 20, 1943 • First Day = 25 feet • Second Day = 164` • First Week = 460` • First Year = 1,100` • Present = 1,350`

  6. GREAT BARRIER REEF • Located off East Coast of Australia • Largest deposit of coral • 1250 miles long

  7. EVEREST • Highest peak approximately 29,028` • Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay first reached its summit on May 29, 1953 • Thousands attempted • 700 succeeded • 150 have died trying

  8. RIO DE JANERIO • Aka River of January • Portuguese 1st to see the bay in 1502 • Sugar Loaf Mountain juts 1,325` from the bay

  9. TO BE CONTINUED… WITH THE OTHER WONDERS OF THE WORLD INCLUDING WONDERFUL PHYSICAL, MANMADE, AND HUMAN WONDERS!!!