Napoleon had a healthy obsession with Australia his whole life. Had he won at Waterloo he intended to name part of Australia “Terre Napoléon” (Napoleon Land) and brought back 200+ species of Australian flora and fauna to France, making Josephiné the first person in history to breed black swans.
Australia’s first cops were all criminals. The first police force was made up of 12 of the best behaved convicts.
Speakers of the indigenous Australian language Dyirbal switch to a completely different dialect in the presence of their mother-in-law.
In 2006 three men tried to steal a koala from a Queensland, Australia zoo. They gave up after the koala “scratched the sh*t out of them”, so they stole a crocodile instead.
A picture of a giant robot helping Russia revolutionaries storm the winter palace in 1917, was accidentally used in an Australian history exam. Some students wasted time in trying to figure out what the giant robot was, thinking it was a statue of a Russian politician or a battleship.
Australia once had a floating hotel that now lies decrepit and forgotten, in North Korea.
In Australia, a man escaped prison so many times that a special maximum security prison was built for him. After it, the Governor made a promise to him “If you get out again, I’ll forgive you”. And of course he escaped again, and the Governor kept his word and set him free.
Coober Pedy is an Australian town where 80% of its residents live underground.
Australia’s first cops were all criminals. Their first police force was made up of 12 of the best behaved convicts.
Australia has a long history of throwing eggs at politicians. The Australian Federal Police was formed in 1917 after a Prime Minister was egged.
There is giant, hot pink slug. It is only found in a single, isolated forest on an extinct volcano in Australia.
A Peppa Pig episode was banned in Australia because it tells kids that “spiders can’t hurt you”