Welcome to Humor Nation. Today we will be talking about Australia. It is one of the mos beautiful and unique destinations on the planet earth. Take a look at some of the interesting, unknown facts about this country.
So Let’s Take A Look At 10 Weird Things That Happen Only In Australia!
10. The Boomerang
When we think of Australia most people will think about the boomerang. It is a tool that is thrown in originally used by the indigenous Australians. back in the day these may have been used for hunting, but they were also used for sport and entertainment. The boomerang is historically the most versatile tool for the ancient people down under. Today sporting events are dedicated to throwing techniques as well as innovations to make boomerangs better and more stylish.
9. Large Spiders
There’s a saying that everything is bigger in Australia and they don’t disappoint by playing home to some of the largest spiders in the world. The huntsman spider can have a leg span of up to five inches with their abdomen about one inch long. The Australian huntsman is notorious for getting into cars and houses bringing arachnophobia to a whole new level. There is also an alarming amount of venomous spiders in the country.
The Kangaroo population in Australia doubles the human population. There are about 40 million kangaroos in the country, but don’t think for a moment the country is run by livestock and marsupials. Not only are kangaroos a big tourist attraction but they have been a part of the Aussie cuisine for 40,000 years. Australians have been known to eat kangaroos. Sydney restaurants such as a Black Bird cafe and Kingsley’s Steakhouse feature the meat on their menu, you can even get a ‘Roo pizza in the restaurant at the Australian Hotel.
Australia was founded by English convicts between 1788 and 1868. Great Britain used Australia as a dropping ground for convicts who were found guilty of minor offenses. Despite popular belief murderers and rapists were not transported to the new land. Convicts guilty of political crimes and petty crimes were transported. To some being sent off to an unknown land for life was like another death sentence, but after sentences were served many convicts chose to stay in the country and became members of high society. Today Australians celebrate their convict heritage annually.
In 1835, a portion of land was explored by a man named John Batman and he negotiated a purchase of 1491 miles of land in the central and northern part of the country with Wurundjeri elders. The land was named after Batman called ‘Batmania’. The name didn’t last long where the settlement was later renamed to Melbourne after the British Prime Minister William Lamb.