If you are considering to live and study in Australia, here are some fun facts for you!
1- Silence of the Lambs
If you are not much of a people person, Australia has three times more sheep than it has people!
2- Get some Zzz
Koalas sleep around 20 hours per day, and they are usually eating the rest of the time… they really know their priorities!
3- Mates for life!
In 2005, the parliament decided to ban the use of the word “mate” in parliament… it only lasted 24 hours before it was unbanned!
4- How many electricians does it take to change a lightbulb?
By law, only a licensed electrician has the right to change a lightbulb!
5- Big Fat Greek Weddings!
After Greece, Melbourne is known for the second largest Greek population in the world!
6- It’s alive!
The largest living organism in the world is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It is one of the 7 wonders of the natural world. It also has its own mailbox!
7- To pub or to mine?
While mining is one of the largest industries in Australia, more land is covered by pubs than by mines… Let’s drink to that!
8- The real Animal Farm
Australia has the largest cattle farm in the world, and it’s even bigger than Belgium!
9- Better Betting
Gambling is a huge industry in Australia with more than 75% of the population engaging in some form of gambling! Bet you didn’t know that!
10- It’s gonna blow…not!
Australia is the only continent in the world that doesn’t have an active volcano!