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15 Weird Things About Australia You Did Not Know

Australia is about the size of the United States. And yes, it is larger than the United Kingdom and all the countries in Europe put together. Australia has its unique things which make Australia very particular and unique. The oldest culture and the home to indigenous- Australia.

According to the anthropologists, Australia has a rich history. Australia also has three national teams dedicated to the sports. If you have a fear spiders or sharks, then Australia might make you fall in love with them because all of them love pets! Australia is also the home to 40 million kangaroos, which grossly outweigh the human population of Australia. There are weird things about Australia that is very normal for people of Australia but are strange when it comes to others.

15 Weird Things About Australia You Did Not Know

15 Weird Things About Australia You Did Not Know

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Australia Is All About Weird And Unique Things

Australia Is All About Weird And Unique Things

1. Kangaroos

1. Kangaroos

Kangaroos in Australia are double than the human population there. There are approximately 40 million kangaroos in the country. They are the tourist attraction but also are the main cuisine of the Australian people. They eat kangaroos.

2. Large Spiders

2. Large Spiders

It is not a false statement that Australia has everything big and huge. Australia has the largest spiders all over the world. The huntsman spider has a leg span up to 5 inches with abdomens that are 1 inch long. The huntsman is famous for getting into cars and houses, absolutely without invitation.

3. Boomerang

3. Boomerang

Boomerang is the most common tool used in Australia. One has to throw it in the air and mostly used by the Australians. It was for hunting back in the old days and now, it is used for entertainment and sports. It is said to be the most versatile tool. Well, today sports company are trying to do some innovations to make boomerang better and stylish.

4. Convicts

4. Convicts

The English convicts founded Australia. Between 1788 to 1868, Britain used Australia as a dropping ground for criminals who were guilty of minor offences. Murders and rapist were not transferred. But convict sentenced for political crimes were sent to new lands. Many convicts even choose to stay at their home places and also became the members of high society. Today people celebrate their convict heritage annually.

5. Vegemite

5. Vegemite

Vegemite is hard to swallow by people other than who live in Australia. They enjoy vegemite with toast. The taste is described as a mix of salt and battery acid.

6. Melbourne Was Called Batmania

6. Melbourne Was Called Batmania

A man named John Batman purchased the land of 1491 miles in 1835. He purchased the land in the central and northern part of the country. That land was named after the Batman and was called 'Batmania'. Later, it was renamed as the 'Melbourne' by the Prime Minister William Lamp.

7. Barefeet Australians

7. Barefeet Australians

People of Australia are found walking barefoot. It is a common practice in Australia. This is also the one reason Australians are totally different from other people. They enjoy walking barefoot in beaches and shops. It is their lifestyle that makes them unique.

8. The Drop Bear

8. The Drop Bear

To scare tourists sometimes, Australian people have spread the rumor of the drop bear. It is basically a Giant Koala with sharp teeth. All the locals encourage the rumors with great enthusiasm.

9. Black Dress Rule

9. Black Dress Rule

You can surely get arrested if you are roaming on the streets of Australia wearing felt shoes, black clothes, and black shoe polish.

10. Huge Sharks

10. Huge Sharks

Sharks are also not any exception when it comes to big things in Australia. Many people run at the sight of sharks in the sea while swimming and surfing. The reason the shark attacks are high in Australia are that the surfers don't take this seriously. And yes, Laws are made to protect the sharks so no one can kill them.

11. Rules For Children

11. Rules For Children

Children are not allowed to purchase alcohol, cigarettes or condoms. They can use it, but they can't buy it as it is illegal.

12. Life Sentences

12. Life Sentences

Well, people are given life sentences but they do not exceed more than 25 years. Any criminal will be out after serving 25 years of jail sentence or less.

13. Didgeridoo Instrument

13. Didgeridoo Instrument

The name might sound funny, but the instrument is 1500 years old. It is a wind instrument invented by Australians to communicate with each other. The unique sound the instrument produces comes from the vibrations of lips. The instrument is played in different types of music in today's Australia as well.

14. Wearing Hot Pink Pants Is Illegal

14. Wearing Hot Pink Pants Is Illegal

After midday on a Sunday, it is illegal to wear a hot pink pants on the streets of Australia.

15. No Vacuuming In House

15. No Vacuuming In House

There are rules in Melbourne that you can not vacuum your house in given hours. Between 10 pm and 7 am during weekdays and 10 pm and 9 am during the weekends, if you vacuum your house, you can be arrested as it is illegal.

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