About Australia

  • Australia doesn’t exist. The signs were there the whole time: in what country is the only thing more poisonous than the snakes the spiders? How did we ever believe that kangaroos were a thing? Just kidding. But there is a bizarre rumor among flat-earthers that Australia isn't real. Google it.

  • The Australian Alps get more snow than the Swiss Alps.

  • If you visit one new beach in Australia every day, it would take over 27 years to see them all.

  • Australia is the 6th largest country by size, a massive 2.9 million square miles.

  • While it’s huge, the population is only 22.6 million.

  • 90% of Australians live on the coast.

  • The Great Barrier Reef is the largest eco-system in the world.

  • Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world.

  • Indian Pacific train has the longest straight section of train track in the world.

  • The Great Ocean Road is the world’s largest war memorial.

  • An Australian man once tried to sell New Zealand on eBay.

  • 80% of the animals are unique to Australia.

  • 2.5 km of Uluru is underground.

  • Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902.

  • The longest fence in the world is in Australia, and it runs for over 5,530 kilometers.

  • Australia is home to 10 of the world’s 15 most poisonous snakes as well as a disproportionate number of venomous spiders.

  • The box jellyfish is responsible for more deaths in Australian than snakes, sharks and salt water crocodiles.

  • In other news, Australia has sharks, snakes and massive salt water crocodiles.

  • Other dangerous (usually venomous) animals to avoid include the blue ring octopus, the stone fish, funnel web spider and the cassowary; one of the world’s largest birds that when provoked attack with their sharp claws.

  • 1 million wild camels roam the Australian deserts. They were originally brought over to help with railroad construction.

  • Australians developed a fake animal to further scare tourists. The drop bear was purported by mainstream institutions including the Australian Museum to drop from trees and attack tourists. There is no drop bear.

  • Aboriginal culture is the oldest on Earth. It’s estimated that the continent’s original inhabitants have been in Australia for a staggering 40,000-60,000 years.

  • More than 25% of all Australians were born in another country.

  • Australia has three national Frisbee teams.

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