Saturday, March 21, 2015

Australian Trivia

Each and every part of Australia is within a distance of 1000km from ocean or a beach.

30,028 square km of land is under cattle ranch. This area size is almost the same as that of the whole Belgium.

People of Queensland in Australia are called "Banana Benders", and "Sand Gropers" is the name given to the people from Western Australia.

There are nearly 20,000,000 people in Australia, of which approximately 80% live in cities next to the sea.

Australia has, probably, the lowest population density of any country in the world, IE: 2 people per square km. Japan has 327 people/2 km.

The area of Australia that is covered by snow in winter is larger than the area of Switzerland.

70% of the world's wool comes from Australia. We have over 126,000,000 sheep, which use fully half the continent for grazing.

The longest fence in the world is in Australia, and it runs for over 5,530 km's. It's designed to keep dingoes away from the sheep.

The wine cask, the ubiquitous plastic bag full of wine contained in a cardboard box, was invented in Australia in 1967.

Qantas stands for Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services.

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44 comments :

  1. So Aussies invented that handy dandy thing which is a box o'wine? Good on ya, mates!

    Have a lovely day, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

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    1. You'd think it would have something to do with beer right? That was my first thought. :)

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  2. I am actually surprised how much of this I didn't know. Interesting Australia trivia.

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    1. And you're right next door so to speak. :)

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  3. I cant tell you how many times Wade has said he wants to move to Australia. I bet he doesn't know that little fact about the snow

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    1. Or the deadly spiders and snakes. :)

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  4. I learned a lot about Australia. Who knew that they had a lot of snow??? It was all very interesting. You have a great day Sandee along with Zane and Little Bit.

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    1. There is much to learn about Australia. :)

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  5. Australia has deadly spiders and snake. I doubt that I'll be there in the near future. Have a fantastic Saturday Sandee. Hi Zane, Hi Little Bit Hi everyone. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. You're right they do. I'd still love to visit someday. :)

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  6. How how my husband would like to travel and visit Australia!!!
    Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

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    1. Hubby wants to go to Alaska. He's a mountain man and then some. :)

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  7. Proofread!

    We have cruised the beautiful eastern coastline of Australia. It is worth visiting this interesting and friendly country.

    Scritches to LB and big hugs to you and Zane, honey...

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    1. I'd love to be in a great hotel and actually stay and visit where I wanted for as long as I want. Cruise ships don't give you much time to do anything. :)

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  8. Not a single mention of Vegemite.

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    1. Nope, not a mention. :)

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  9. Interesting trivia! d-)

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    1. I thought so too and I've a good friend that lives in Australia. :)

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  10. amazing factoids....I just entertained everyone sitting around the breakfast table! Cheers!

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    1. I know you're having a great time in Mexico with your friends. Excellent. :)

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  11. Very interesting! I have a friend who lives there and I never knew any of this stuff.

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    1. Yep, there are tons of interesting things about Australia. :)

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  12. Never met an Aussie I didn't like.

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    1. I agree with that Joe. :)

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  13. I had two Australian blog buddies who were great fun. I miss their wicked sense of humor.

    It is one of the places I'd like to visit if I thought my nerves could take the harrowing plane ride across the world.

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    1. It's about a 17 hour flight from where I live. Long way. I would love to visit Australia. :)

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  14. Most of that I didn't know quite interesting i would love to visit Australia

    Have a gooddaymatetastic day :-h

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    1. Me too Steve, me too. What a delightful trip that would surely be. :)

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  15. People of Queensland in Australia are called "Banana Benders",

    Is that because they wear Banana Hammocks to the beach??

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    1. People from the Australian state of Queensland are referred to as Banana benders, simply because Queensland is the home of Australia's banana industry.

      Banana hammocks are gross. You know that right. :)

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  16. thanks for the info! I don't think that I knew any of this! xoxo

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    1. I didn't know any of this either. :)

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  17. Even more reasons for me to want to go visit someday!

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    1. Me too, I've a friend there and he's always adding great things about his country on his blog. Most fascinating. :)

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  18. Some place in western Australia got it's first and only (at that time) pay phone in the late 1980s; our local news showed the number. I called it and spoke with a bloke who'd been running out of the pub to answer it every time it rang LOL.

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    1. How fun is that. I'd have called too if I'd known about this. Way cool Mike. :)

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  19. How interesting. Now we knows why there are so many sharks in the see around Australia. I may be because there are so much food (people) LOL. y-

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    1. Could be just that. It sure is a beautiful country. :)

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  20. Had no idea about the snow!! Good stuff to know. Quizzing my kids at dinner tonight!

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    1. My dad used to do these kinds of quizzes when we were growing up. He said it was good to things about other countries. There's so much to know too. :)

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  21. Given the opportunity, I would visit Australia on a heartbeat with camera in tow. Gotta see some Australian rules football.

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    1. Me too. I've always loved hearing, seeing and reading about Australia. :)

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  22. We offered our daughter a trip around Europe when she graduates. She asked if she could go to Australia instead. Fine by me!! :)

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    1. I'd rather go to Australia too. :)

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