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10 Fun Aussie Facts

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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!

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