So, what fun facts could you tell your beautiful new Filipina wife or girl friend. Here are a few to bedazzle her with.
The indigenous people of Australia are Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.
The highest mountain on mainland Australia is Mt Kosciuszko, standing 2228m (7310ft) above sea level.
The world’s largest reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, is found off the north-eastern coast of Australia.
Australia has a range of different landscapes, including urban areas, mountain ranges, deserts and rain forests.
Australia is home to a variety of unique animals, including the koala, kangaroo, emu, kookaburra and platypus.
Although they usually keep to themselves, there are a range of dangerous snakes in Australia, such as the Brown Snake, Tiger Snake and Taipan.
Australia has over 750 different reptile species, more than any other country in the world.
Australia is a relatively wealthy country with a high life expectancy.
Australia hosted the 1956 (Melbourne) and 2000 (Sydney) Summer Olympics.
You want some more to tell the future mother in law!!!!
- If you read about our spiders you might not like this: the average person swallows three spiders a year.
- We have over 6000 species of flies, about 4000 species of ants, and there are about 350 species of termites in Australia.
- The combined mass of all termites in the world is more than ten times the mass of all people.
- Termites are also called white ants, but they’re not ants, in fact not even closely related to ants.
- Australia has the world’s largest population of wild camels with one hump.
- The Tasmanian Devil does exist, and it has the jaw strength of a crocodile.
- Sharks are immune to all known diseases.
- There are more than 150 million sheep in Australia, and only some 20 million people.
The world’s oldest fossil, which is about 3.4 billion years old, was found in Australia.
Australia is very sparsely populated: The UK has 248.25 persons per square kilometre, while Australia has only 2.66 persons per square kilometre.
Australia’s first police force was made up of the most well-behaved convicts.
Australia has the highest electricity prices in the world.
There were over one million feral camels in outback Australia, until the government launched the $19m Feral Camel Management Program, which aims to keep the pest problem under control.
Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia (mostly for meat production).
Qantas once powered an interstate flight with cooking oil.
Per capita, Australians spend more money on gambling than any other nation.
In 1832, 300 female convicts mooned the governor of Tasmania. It was said that in a “rare moment of collusion with the Convict women, the ladies in the Governor’s party could not control their laughter.”