President Biden’s newest gaffe got here Tuesday as he inaccurately mentioned the Grand Canyon is among the “9” wonders of the world.
He made the error throughout a speech at Purple Butte Airfield in Arizona, just some miles south of the Grand Canyon, in a speech centered on his administration’s local weather agenda and conservation efforts.
“Of us, it’s not hyperbole to recommend that there is no such thing as a nationwide treasure — none that’s grander than the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon — one of many Earth’s 9 wonders, wonders of the world, actually. Consider that. , it’s superb. A permanent image of America to your entire world,” Biden mentioned.
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The broadly accepted record of world wonders contains seven areas, and the Grand Canyon isn’t a part of that record. The precise wonders included are the Nice Wall of China, Chichén Itzá in Mexico, Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, the Colosseum in Italy and the Taj Mahal in India.
Nevertheless, the Grand Canyon is included on a broadly accepted record of the seven pure wonders of the world compiled by CNN in 1997, which additionally contains the northern lights, or aurora, the Nice Barrier Reef, the Harbor at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Parícutin in Mexico, Victoria Falls on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, and Mount Everest.
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Biden later tried unsuccessfully to appropriate himself, saying he supposed to say “seven” reasonably than “9,” however he nonetheless included the Grand Canyon on the record of the world’s seven wonders.
“The primary time I noticed the Grand Canyon years in the past, I used to be a younger senator. As I stood there and appeared out, a phrase got here to thoughts — it was instinctive. I mentioned this should be — that is God’s cathedral. That’s what it jogged my memory of. It simply is so magnificent. As a matter of reality — I mentioned 9. It’s one of many seven wonders of the world,” he mentioned.
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