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I thought it was Brisbane for years until Billy Connolly pointed it out to me if that helps?
Bout 5:30 today in Brisbane Australia I saw something weird. I haven't found an explanation and I really shoulda taken a photo but I stared at it until it went beyond the horizon.
originally posted by: berenike
a reply to: freedom7
Oh gawd... not another one.
But, to be serious for a moment. Rio is surely more well known than Brasilia. I wonder if people just make assumptions that because a city is very well known then it must be the capital.
Cities like Paris and London are easy because they're always in the news, mentioned in adverts, etc and associated with their respective countries.
Australia, on the other hand has a handful of reasonably well known cities of which Sidney might be the best known. Canada, has a few well known cities but nothing makes one stand out from the other - not to the rest of the world at least. Who knows the capital of Canada? I'm guessing Ottawa or is it Ontario...
If American politics were not so well known how many of us might think that the capital of America is New York?
I remember when I discovered where Washington was. What? What's it doing all the way up there? Before then I would definitely have placed it on the East Coast.
Anyway, I'm not claiming Mandela Effect, just a distinct lack of interest in geography.