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Funny Facts About Australia

Funny Facts Australia

Australia is a wonderful country and not many of us know about the funny facts about Australia. There is one thing that might be shocking to you. Australia has more snow than the actual amount of snow that hits Switzerland every year. Puzzled? Read on to find more about this and much more.

Snow
Most people will look at this article with a shock. They would be thinking why would there be snow in Australia. The whole of Australia does not get snow but some parts do get it and that too in huge amounts. These are mostly in the mountain areas. Again are you thinking what?! Here you go.

Mountains
Not many people know this fact as well. Most of us think that Australia is covered with flat lands but how many of us know that there are plenty of small mountains that are available in there. These cannot be compared with any of the other mountains in the world as even the tallest peak would only be at about six thousand feet from ground level. The largest range of mountains is called as Australian Alps which are situated near the Capital region.

Coastal Mountains
The main difference between Switzerland and Australia when we compare the snowing coefficient is that the former has mountains in the midlands whereas the latter has them in the coastal areas. Coastal regions can get a lot of precipitation which will fall down as snow. Again, since it is in the coastal areas, the area gets cold enough and there will be real snow falling out.

Thought these could have been a very shocking and surprising fact for many, all the people who live there know about it and do not find it so bad that it affects their day to day life. Skiing is also becoming a very popular sport here during the snow season and lots of tourists are flocking the numerous resorts that have cropped up in that area. Lots of people prefer to go here during the winters as it would be scorching hot summer in most of the other places in the world.

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Car Crazy Country

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Australia is said to be a car crazy country. For many decades, there have been numerous debates about this topic but the fact still remains that all Australian nationalists are complete car freaks and they cannot bear any kind of damages made to their car. There is a well known thought that most people refer to their car as their first wife. I am not sure about other countries, but this is a hundred percent true when it comes to those in Australia.

The real car culture in this amazing country started as early as the nineteen fifties. This was the time when many cars made their entry into Australia as the population was settling in after the end of the Second World War. A lot of new building came up and the cities of Melbourne and Sydney grew by leaps and bounds. This was the period when the affluent people of the middle class started getting home their cars. The car was a status symbol and many people were aspiring to get one for them.

The Holden Ford rivalry is something that is a well known fact in Australia. Both the giant car companies, Holden was a local Aussie Car company and Ford has their big and tough steel card and were fighting it out to take the major share in the car market. Even though both these brands had cars that came out with funny designs, they were very sturdy and worth every penny spent on them. Both these companies were the major car manufacturers and hence every launch triggered another launch from the other company. The same culture of sticking to the sturdy and long lasting engines is still prevalent in Australia immaterial of the colour and shape of the car.

Some European cars made their entry into Australia later on which made some people take a second look and made some even buy those. Later the entry of the Hyundai and Mitsubishis only made more choices for the citizens and diluted the demand of native Australian cars. Still, as long as we have native Australians in there, the car culture will not change much.

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Seven Interesting Facts about Australia

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Australia is one of the seven continents that many people get fascinated about and that is not without any reason. It has so many beautiful places that make it an excellent tourist destination for all the tourists who visit them year after year. There are so many things about Australia that makes it a very interesting place to see; the main one being that it is a continent on its own. Some interesting historical data and facts that can make it much more interesting for you to mark Australia as your next holiday destination.

Home To Prisoners
When the British set out in search of this continent, their main aim was to identify a location where all the prisoners could be sent to. Hence, once they laid their foot in Australia, they were sending convicts and other prisoners who were sent there and set free. Hence, at least one fourths of the native population would have their convicts as their ancestors.

Two Hundred Languages
Long ago, about forty thousand years ago, Australia was inhabited by aboriginal people. The tribes were said to have had more than two hundred languages and dialects. Most of them are now extinct and we are not aware of how many languages exist till today.

Smallest Continent
Australia is the smallest continent in this world. It is an island, a country and a continent that you can call it anyway. It is also referred to as the largest island in this world. Most of the population are settled along the coastal areas. There is a belief that more than ninety percent of the country is flat and dry which cannot support any form of agriculture.

Australian Sheep
Australia is said to have more sheep population which could be as high as ten times as that of the human population. No wonder why they are the largest exporters of lamb meet and wool.

Unique Animals
This is a well know fact that the animals in Australia are quite unique as they have developed and preserved their wildlife pretty well. The main animals to see are the kangaroo and the koala which cannot be seen in other part of the world.

Smarter Country
The literacy rate is pretty high in Australia and that is one reason why it is rated as one of the richest countries in this world.

Gambling
Gambling is something that comes naturally to Australians. They love to put their money in gambling rather than on anything else. Poker machines are found in many numbers amounting to at the least one fifth of the total in the world.

Christmas In Summer
It is the only continent in the whole wide world that celebrates Christmas during its summer. Most of us relate to Christmas with snowflakes and white sheets of ice covering the houses. It is the extremely opposite in Australia where it is related to the bright sun and beach holidays.

As you can see for yourself how lovely this country that is the south most liveable continent can offer. So what are you waiting for? Start planning now so that you can have a leisure and fun filled holiday in Australia.

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