12 Things about Australia you would never believe

12 Things about Australia you would never believe

12 Things about Australia you would never believe

18 Mar 2020 Travel Stories

1- Did you know how diverse we are?? We as a nation speak over 200 languages (45 of which are Indigenous). The most popular ones spoken after English are Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

 

2- Did you know we were the 2nd country in the world to give women of Australia the right to vote!!! Talk about GIRL POWER Aussie’s …. GO US!!!!!


3-  Did you know that more than 80% of our plants, mammals, frogs and reptiles and only found right here in our continent! Some of the most well-known species of endemic animals include the koala, kangaroo, dingo, echidna, platypus, wallaby and wombat.

4- You knew we would have to mention it right??? Australia is home to 21 of the top 25 most venomous snakes on the planet …..


5- Maybe not so surprising the Wine Cask was created and invented right here in Australia … yeah so maybe this isn’t quite a “never believe it” situation lol

 

6- We have the largest cattle station right here in Australia and it’s bigger than ISRAEL! WOW!

 

7- If we wanted to visit every one of our stunning 10,685 beaches each day it would take us a total of 29 years to visit them all … who’s up for a challenge!

8- Now this will blow your noodle ….. Qantas once powered an interstate flight with cooking oil alone 


9- Kangaroos and emus cannot walk backward, one of the reasons that they're on the Australian coat of arms…….. As walking forward represents the progress of our great nation


10- The first time a platypus was sent to the UK, the English thought us Aussies were playing a trick on them b sewing a bill of a duck onto a rat!


11- Australia has 3 official international Frisbee teams…. Go figure!


12- Melbourne has the world’s largest Greek population outside of Athens, so for stuff vine leaves and traditional taramasalata… you know where to head!

 

I can’t believe some of the weird and wonderful places, antidote’s, animals and facts, we have right here in our beautiful land, we have a lifetime of travel, and sights to see right here on our own doorstep! 
 

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