Australia

Aussie Fun Facts:

  • {This is for the young folks!} The ‘selfie’ was an Australian invention.
  • As of 2012, Australia has a population of over 22 million people.
  • Australia is known as the ‘island continent’.
  • The name ‘Australia’ comes from the Latin word ‘australis’ which means southern.
  • Australia is home to a large range of different landscapes including urban areas, mountain ranges, deserts & rain forests.
  • Australia has the largest amount of different reptile species in the world! {750}
  • More than 85% of Aussies live within 50km from the coast.
  • Australia was the 2nd country to allow women to vote. {New Zealand being 1st}
  • Each week, 70 tourists overstay their visas. WOW!
  • Quantas Airlines once powered an interstate flight with cooking oil.
  • In 1832, 300 female convicts mooned the governor of Tasmania. Awkward…!!
  • Australia has 3.3x as many sheep as people!
  • There are 60 designated wine regions in Australia.
  • Every year, Brisbane hosts the world championships of cockroach racing.

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