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11 Things Foreigners in Australia Find Weird

Australia is the 6th largest country in the world and it is the only continent without an active volcano. Scientists also believe that the oldest evidence of life on Earth was in Australia. How interesting is that! But that is not all there is to say about Aussies.

If you’re going to a country as an international student, you’ll probably be asked a lot of questions regarding the weird things about Australia that shock you as a foreigner. Here are some weird facts about Australia that you can brag about with your family and friends: 

  1. Australia has more than 10,685 beaches, so it would actually take someone around 29 years to visit on Aussie beach per day.


  1. There are over 60 different types of Kangaroos in Australia. A baby Kangaroo is only about 2 centimetres long when born. Its meat is considered the best and a healthier alternative to beef or lamb. Aussies actually eat their national animal! 


  1. Uluru is mistakenly considered the world’s largest rock; however, the largest rock is Mount Augustus which is twice the size of Uluru. It is found in Western Australia.

  1. Australia has three times more sheep than people and there are also more Kangaroos than people. 

  1. Over 300 different languages and dialects are spoken in Australia, and, more interestingly, Australians are the ones who invented the word selfie!

  1. The Sydney Opera House design was inspired by an orange and Brisbane hosts the world championships of cockroach racing every year!


  1. Australia’s Dingo Fence, which is 5600 kilometres, is longer than the Great Wall of China and Fraser Island, which is the largest sand island, is found in Australia too. Western Australia homes a number of Pink Lakes, like Lake Hillier, that any international student in Australia must pay a visit to.

  1. Australia homes a larger population of camels than Egypt and actually exports them to Saudi Arabia. This is by far one of the strangest facts about Australia


  1. Australia is famous for its summer, shiny weather, and watersports, but that doesn’t mean that it left winter behind. The Australian Alps actually receive more snow than Switzerland!

  1. It is common for passengers to ride in the front seat to have a little chat with the driver in Australia. It might look odd and rather creepy to do so in New York or London, but in Australia, cappies are friendly and up for chitchat.

  2.  Realistically speaking, which other countries on Earth call their national footwear thongs?



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