Travel May 03, 2016
12 Facts about Australia you didn’t know

12 Facts about Australia you didn’t know

Australia, like every single country, has a rich history with quite some remarkable facts. Living in your home country you might think to know all about it. However, in a country this huge you will always be finding out things you never knew. We decided to give you a hand here, with 12 remarkable facts you didn’t know about Australia.

#1

bob_hawke_beer

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke set a world record for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. Hawke later suggested that this was the reason for his great political success.

#2

emu_face

In 1932, the Australian Army fought a war against emus. And they lost.

#3

gunbarrel

There is a place called Gunbarrel that is so far from everything else in Australia that space is closer than the nearest town.

#4

camel

Australia suffered a big camel-problem. Yes. There were so many of them they had to export them to the middle east. How do you even transport so many camels, really?

#5

animals

Australia was once inhabited by 3 metre tall kangaroos, ducks the size of a horse and 7 metre long goannas. That sounds like a big NOPE.

#6

sheeps

The Australian sheep population is 3.3 times bigger than the population of people.

#7

kangaroo_gday

In 2005, security guards at Canberra’s Parliament House were banned from calling people ‘mate’. It lasted one day.

#8

selfie stick

The popular term ‘selfie’ was coined by an Australian. Yes mates, you did this.

#9

ebay-funny-picture

Once upon a time there was an Australian man who tried to sell New Zealand on eBay.

#10

lyrebird

The male lyrebird, a native Australian bird, can mimic the sound of 20 other bird species, and can even mimic the sound of a car alarm or a camera shutter.

#11

Masterchef

An Australian election TV debate was rescheduled so it didn’t conflict with the finale of reality cooking show Masterchef. Priorities, mate.

#12

new_australia

In 1892 a group of 200 Australians were so unhappy with the government that they intended to start a new colony in Paraguay called “New Australia”.

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    Parthena on January 31, 2017 Reply

    Great thkniing! That really breaks the mold!

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