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”
Starbucks was a complete failure in Australia, mainly because Aussies are used to good quality coffee. They entered Australia in 2000, opened 84 outlets across Australia’s eastern coast. Eight years and $143 million in losses later they closed 60 stores, and sold the rest.
The ancient myths of Australian Aborigines portray the formation of geographical features in Australia, dating to 10,000 BC, with striking accuracy. The myths corroborate modern geological evidence, indicating they originated as firsthand accounts, preserved for millennia.
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.