A geography (I think) question (in honor of mitch)

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What is it that only Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Western Samoa have in common?

-- Randal in Brazil (randal@rhyme.cjb.net), March 28, 2002


BTW, unless you get it this afternoon, you'll have to wait until Saturday or Sunday for the answer. I'm traveling tonight for an Easter conference. A blessed weekend for all.

-- Randal in Brazil (randal@rhyme.cjb.net), March 28, 2002.

Everybody there is a foreigner??!! Without facts I would guess a simularity of some type of law or government.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), March 30, 2002.

an indieginous animal??

-- Kristean Thompson (pigalena_babe@yahoo.com), March 30, 2002.

went under my name

-- related birds like the rhea, emu, ostrich, and the extinct one from NZ (cr@dixienet.com), March 30, 2002.

Hmmm! I am not aware of any 'big bird', extinct or otherwise in Western Samoa.

The extinct ostrich-like bird in NZ was the moa

-- john hill (john@cnd.co.nz), March 30, 2002.

None of the above. I'll give you one more day!

-- Randal at home in Brazil (randal@rhyme.cjb.net), March 31, 2002.

They were once all together in Gondowanaland? Pangea? (at least its geographical)

-- charles (cr@dixienet.com), March 31, 2002.

They are all in the southern hemisphere?

-- charles (cr@dixienet.com), March 31, 2002.

Charles, you were getting warm, but the question was what do ONLY these countries have in common. Here's a little help. Check the stars.

-- Randal in Brazil (randal@rhyme.cjb.net), April 01, 2002.

OK, I get it, Southern Cross on the flag...!!!

-- john hill (john@cnd.co.nz), April 01, 2002.

Of course when I refer to The Southern Cross I am meaning the actual heavenly constellation, not the one on the flag flying at the Hazard County courthouse!

-- john hill (john@cnd.co.nz), April 01, 2002.

Is there really a Hazard Country? My little brothers loved that show when they were kids!!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (me@home.net), April 01, 2002.

I really dont know Melissa but I always believe everything I see on TV!

-- john hill (john@cnd.co.nz), April 01, 2002.

Ha, Ha! Yes, so do I, if it is on TV it must be true...

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (me@home.net), April 02, 2002.

... Or published in the papers.

John, you are correct. All these countries have the Southern Cross constellation in their flag. You can't see it from the Northern Hemisphere, but it's one of the most beautiful and easily recognized constellations, in my narrow view.

-- Randal in Brazil (randal@rhyme.cjb.net), April 02, 2002.

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