Can the Dead Sea hold on? We’re not talking ecologically — though that is of prime concern to scientists and conservationists studying how and why the sea has been shrinking in size. The Shmooze, on the other hand, is worried about whether the Dead Sea can make it to at least 7th place among the 28 finalists for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
The website for the contest, run by the New 7 Wonders of the World Foundation, has a countdown clock to November 11 (11/11/11), when global voting will be closed and the winners announced. Until then, you can register your vote for up to seven of the choices over the Internet, by phone or by texting.