Web Desk: Australia has two times more sheep then people and 1.5 times more kangaroo than sheep. It is a fascinating country where parrots are just as relaxed as the ones in Jamaica.
Here are 9 strange and non-obvious facts about Australia especially for those who think they know everything about this country.
Almost everything in Australia wants to kill you. Like wild dogs, sharks, poisonous snakes. Similarly, locals are very scared of the sun. Here the UV-index 10 times higher than Europe. Only 3-minute walk under the sun can cause sunburn, skin cancer.
This is a thing you can witness in Australia. This is giant jellyfish that is dying.
Birthplace of UGG boots
Australia was the country where UGG boots firstly originated.
Entertaining sign boats
Some roads in Australia are so long and boring but signs are there to entertain.
Every fourth citizen of Australia is an immigrant
Statistics reveal that 28.5% Australians were born abroad.
A country of giant sculptures
There are 150 giant sculptures across the country. These sculptures of animals, food are placed to attract tourists.
Australians have plastic money. It is made up of special plastic, polymer. If you tear a ten-dollar bill into two parts, you can still use both halves as two five-dollar bills.
You will pay a fine if you don’t vote in an election
If someone missed an election, then he has to pay a fine costing from $20 to $50.
Australians are too lazy to pronounce entire words
Australians make everything short. “Aussie” which is short for Australian.
G’Day — Good Day
Brissie — Brisbane, the capital of Queensland
Barbie — Barbecue
Footie — Football