There is an underground town in the Australian outback called Coober Pedy. Half of its population live below ground to escape the area’s hellish temperatures.
McDonald’s is called Macca’s in Australia. The nickname became so popular, they’ve registered it and in 2013 they even changed the signage.
Australian Funnel-Web Spiders, one of the most dangerous species of spiders, can survive underwater up to 24-30 hours.
Then PM of Australia, Ben Chifley, would regularly receive calls on his secret direct line from housewives trying to order meat as the number was similar to the local Butcher’s. Instead of embarrassing the callers, Chifley would take down their orders and pass it onto the Butcher.
Because of the movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates, Australia is drifting so fast that they plan to adopt a moving GPS system by 2020 to compensate for the changes.
Manly, NSW, Australia, was named after the local indigenous people who the governor thought were very…. manly.
When Australia celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first European settlement in 1938, officials tried to hide the fact that it was a prison colony by using the terms “transportees” or “deportees” instead of “convicts”.
Because rabbits are an invasive species, it’s illegal in Queensland (Australia) to own a pet rabbit unless you can prove that you’re a magician.
An episode of Peppa Pig had to be banned in Australia because it showed Peppa being friendly to spiders, which was not considered safe for kids due to the toxicity of many Australian species.