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(Mental Floss)   The world's 25 most beautiful cities, according to Science   (mentalfloss.com) divider line
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1131 clicks; posted to STEM » on 11 Aug 2022 at 7:05 AM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-11 8:08:45 AM  
Was the objective analysis the amount of money the city's tourism board was willing to pay to get on the list?
 
2022-08-11 8:26:41 AM  
Obetz, Ohio conspicuously absent.
 
2022-08-11 8:28:45 AM  
That "golden ratio is the most aesthetic proportion" stuff is a bunch of Bologna.

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2022-08-11 8:30:18 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Was the objective analysis the amount of money the city's tourism board was willing to pay to get on the list?


Well, Berlin made the list and we're flat broke, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2022-08-11 8:52:36 AM  
I've been to Chicago.
 
2022-08-11 8:54:16 AM  
List totally fails without Kokomo, IN.  It's so beautiful, the Beach Boys wrote a song about it.
 
2022-08-11 8:56:56 AM  
Not to mention Lodi, Ohio.  What a great outlet mall.
 
2022-08-11 9:17:57 AM  
Terre Haute would have been on the list but something happened.

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2022-08-11 9:42:05 AM  
While I think their governance is absolute clownshoes, San Francisco belongs on any list like this, especially one that includes Chicago.  It's geographically stunning.   I get that maybe its buildings don't satisfy the algorithm in the article, but that's just a sign your algorithm is wrong.
 
2022-08-11 10:04:37 AM  
Venice tops the list? Well, the author must have long covid symptoms.
 
2022-08-11 10:50:44 AM  
I was wondering to myself if I'd been to two or three of the cities on the list. Turns out I've been to twenty of them. This is not a great list.
 
2022-08-11 10:55:51 AM  

Harrogate the Melon Bunger: While I think their governance is absolute clownshoes, San Francisco belongs on any list like this, especially one that includes Chicago.  It's geographically stunning.   I get that maybe its buildings don't satisfy the algorithm in the article, but that's just a sign your algorithm is wrong.


In a movie you tell it's Chicago if you see the Willis tower or the John Hancock building, while the only way you tell San Francisco apart from any other city is just the Golden Gate Bridge.
 
2022-08-11 11:01:36 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Harrogate the Melon Bunger: While I think their governance is absolute clownshoes, San Francisco belongs on any list like this, especially one that includes Chicago.  It's geographically stunning.   I get that maybe its buildings don't satisfy the algorithm in the article, but that's just a sign your algorithm is wrong.

In a movie you tell it's Chicago if you see the Willis tower or the John Hancock building, while the only way you tell San Francisco apart from any other city is just the Golden Gate Bridge.


No it's not - if there's steep hills & trolley cars it's probably S.F.
Also the architecture of the buildings on the hills.
 
2022-08-11 11:04:58 AM  

casey17: drjekel_mrhyde: Harrogate the Melon Bunger: While I think their governance is absolute clownshoes, San Francisco belongs on any list like this, especially one that includes Chicago.  It's geographically stunning.   I get that maybe its buildings don't satisfy the algorithm in the article, but that's just a sign your algorithm is wrong.

In a movie you tell it's Chicago if you see the Willis tower or the John Hancock building, while the only way you tell San Francisco apart from any other city is just the Golden Gate Bridge.

No it's not - if there's steep hills & trolley cars it's probably S.F.
Also the architecture of the buildings on the hills.


TransAmerica building is a pretty dead giveaway, too
 
2022-08-11 11:07:09 AM  
Is it just how the list loaded for me, or is anybody else only seeing 23 entries on this top-25 list?
 
2022-08-11 11:19:26 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Harrogate the Melon Bunger: While I think their governance is absolute clownshoes, San Francisco belongs on any list like this, especially one that includes Chicago.  It's geographically stunning.   I get that maybe its buildings don't satisfy the algorithm in the article, but that's just a sign your algorithm is wrong.

In a movie you tell it's Chicago if you see the Willis tower or the John Hancock building, while the only way you tell San Francisco apart from any other city is just the Golden Gate Bridge.


No, there are two ways I can always tell.

These houses which get their own stock photography section.
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Also, the Transamerica Tower.
 
2022-08-11 11:25:05 AM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: Is it just how the list loaded for me, or is anybody else only seeing 23 entries on this top-25 list?


There are a couple of ties (see Chicago).
 
2022-08-11 11:38:25 AM  
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2022-08-11 11:43:54 AM  

Harrogate the Melon Bunger: While I think their governance is absolute clownshoes, San Francisco belongs on any list like this, especially one that includes Chicago.  It's geographically stunning.   I get that maybe its buildings don't satisfy the algorithm in the article, but that's just a sign your algorithm is wrong.


San Francisco has other problems besides the buildings.

Like human feces everywhere.
 
2022-08-11 12:02:07 PM  

masdog: Harrogate the Melon Bunger: While I think their governance is absolute clownshoes, San Francisco belongs on any list like this, especially one that includes Chicago.  It's geographically stunning.   I get that maybe its buildings don't satisfy the algorithm in the article, but that's just a sign your algorithm is wrong.

San Francisco has other problems besides the buildings.

Like human feces everywhere.


Yep.  Hence my governance comment.  But for cities I've been to, the geographic setting of the city is rivaled only by Rio (as far as big cities go), in my opinion (and Rio, to put it charitably, may also have some governance issues).  It's beautiful.  The blue of the bay, the brown and green of the hills, the Golden Gate.
 
2022-08-11 12:03:56 PM  
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2022-08-11 12:26:28 PM  
Look out, Venice.  A couple more days like yesterday and Evansville IN will catch you.
 
2022-08-11 12:40:32 PM  
I've been to Beijing and took two tours to all the standard sites. I suppose it's okay if you like your phlegm and snot to be flecked with dark brown spots from the dark brown air. And Tiananmen square, btw, is a massive flat parking lot with bored milling people instead of cars.
 
2022-08-11 5:24:08 PM  
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2022-08-11 6:46:08 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Was the objective analysis the amount of money the city's tourism board was willing to pay to get on the list?


eh, the list is predominantly made up of famously big tourist destinations. I don't think these places are throwing money at "Online Mortgage Advisor" to get on some random list.
 
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