The News from

Volume 3 Number 4




April Howlers

As we celebrate the passing of yet another Winter, let's always remember asek hawl toh selme. Mirnat ank April Fools Day virry tru pranly. Churty fod seeled urs thirse. Bretty urt ifertious creet fum lokked ett verisimilitude.

The Geezer

Knowing the word verisimilitude is really only fun if you can find a sentence to use it in! (As shown above.)

BTW: Don't miss the Breaking News at the bottom of this Newsletter.

Got Breeze?

Waving sample flag windsock from your smALL FLAGs store.

With windy weather just around the corner, we would be remiss if we didn't remind you of our wonderful, international wind socks. We now carry them in 15", 36" and 60" sizes!

Regarding our favorite planet

The Planet Earth is an oblate spheroid. Its polar diameter is 7,900 miles, while its equatorial diameter is 7,926. The circumference at the equator is 24,901 miles, at the meridian it is 24,860.

The surface area is approximately 196,937,400 square miles. 71% of that surface is covered by water, but only 3% of that is "fresh" water. (Many other languages call it "sweet" water.)

The Natural Earth Marble

Mini "Factoid"

Our Earth Marble is only 22mm in diameter. What do you think its surface area is?

Last Month's Offer/Quiz Answer:
The country of Burundi. Not sure where it is? Perhaps you need one of our great wall maps of the world.

The Personal Corner

The "Mid-West chef" outlined on one of our placemats.Sometimes it takes the eyes of another to give us some perspective.

At a conference recently, a couple of gentlemen came up to borrow one of our puzzles of the US. With a gentle, European accent, one explained to the other about the man with a big nose in the chef's hat and boots, shown in silhouette by all of the states from Minnesota to Louisiana. In all my years studying the geography of the US, I'd never seen this little figure. Go figure!


Occasionally, someone (certainly not you, Dear Reader) will ask if we carry the flag of Africa. Well, of course Africa is not a country; it's a very large continent, covering 11,608,000 square miles. (Now look at the "Factoids" in the column to the left and you can quickly calculate that that is 20.3% of the total land area of the Earth.)

Africa is composed of over four dozen countries. Naturally, smALL FLAGs carries all those countries' flags in various representations. Also available is the African Flag String: an 85' long string of fifty 12x18" flags of Africa.

10% discount offer/quiz

The flag of ******.

Take 10% off any purchase made during the month of April 2004 by mentioning this offer/quiz and the name of this flag.

If you’re calling in your order, just mention this offer; if you’re ordering online, enter the flag name in the Comments Area on the order page and we’ll happily calculate your discount.

This offer is exclusive of any other offers and does not include Shipping and Handling charges.

Breaking News --- Hot Flash

Shortly before "Press Time", we just finished adding sixty-two (62) new patch designs to the Patches Page of our website: 14 new Mini Patches and 48 new Flag Patches!

Here are two of our newest patches.


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