20 fun and a bit random facts about Australia
Nu har jeg efterhånden boet i Australien i over 6 måneder og har derfor lært en hel masse om kulturen, traditionerne og mange af de forskelle der er på Australien og Danmark. Jeg faldt forleden over en side med facts over Australien og har her valgt at dele nogle af dem med jer. Facts der på sin måde er sjove, men også med til at beskrive et land, som et helt sit eget.
// I have now lived in Australia for more than 6 months. I therefore know a lot about the culture, traditions and a lot of the differences on Australia and Denmark. Here the other day I found this website with fact about Australia and decided to share some of them with you. Facts which are fun, but also good to describe a country, which is not like all other contries.
20 facts about Australia:
- In Australia, there are more kangaroos than people.
- The city of Melbourne, Australia, used to be called Batmania.
- 24 rabbits that were introduced to Australia in 1859, had multiplied in number to over 2 millions in ten years.
- In Victoria, Australia, only a licensed electrician is allowed to change a lightbulb.
- There’s a river in Australia called the “Never Never River.”
- Australia exports camelsto Saudi Arabia.
There is a mountain in Australia called “Mt. Disappointment”, because its explorers found the view from it sub par and wanted to reflect that.
- In Australia, Burger King is called “Hungry Jack’s”.
- The world’s largest cattle station, Anna Creek Station in Australia, is larger than Israel.
- The town of Docker River in Australia, was once invaded by 6,000 camels that came in search of water.
- Australia has over 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new beacheveryday for over 27 years.
- 10% of Britons think Australia is further away than the Moon, a survey found in 2013.
- Australia’s Highway 1 is the world’s longest national highway. With about 14,500 km, it circumnavigates the entire country.
There’s a bookstore in Australia where books are wrapped in paper with short descriptions so no one can “judge a book by it’s cover.”
- Australia’s National Science Agency claims to have invented the technology behind Wi-Fi, and has sued companies using the technology without a license.
- Australia has 10 times more camelsthan koalas.
- Australia is an island surrounded by more than 8,000 smaller islands.
- The top ten deadliest snakes can be found in Australia.
- An iraqui man moved to Australiaand used the Welfare System as income. Years later, he became successful and wrote a check to the government for every cent they gave him.
Australian koalas are in danger of extinctionbecause over half of them have chlamydia.