Q: Which ancient world wonder stood taller than the Statue of Liberty and remained a visitor magnet for 700 years—even after it fell down?
A: The 120-foot Colossus on the Greek island of Rhodes. Completed in a dozen years, the sungod image was ingeniously recycled from enemy war weapons of bronze and iron, including the most colossal siege engine of its day.
(Still curious? See the entry in Vicki’s new nonfiction, How to Mellify a Corpse.)