Thursday, 2 March 2017

More about my country..................Australia

So I thought today I would share a bit about Australia some of these facts you may know some you may not know. Today you get another dozen facts numbers 13 to 24.
    13 Australia is very sparsely populated: The UK has 248.25 persons per square kilometre, while Australia has only 2.66 persons per square kilometre.
    14. Australia’s first police force was made up of the most well-behaved convicts.
    15. Australia has the highest electricity prices in the world.
    16. There were over one million feral camels in outback Australia, until the government launched the $19m Feral Camel Management Program, which aims to keep the pest problem under control.
    17. Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia (mostly for meat production).
    18. Qantas once powered an interstate flight with cooking oil.
    19. Per capita, Australians spend more money on gambling than any other nation.
    20. In 1832, 300 female convicts mooned the governor of Tasmania. It was said that in a “rare moment of collusion with the Convict women, the ladies in the Governor’s party could not control their laughter.”
    21. Australia is home to the longest fence in the world. It is 5,614 km long, and was originally built to keep dingoes away from fertile land.
    22. Australia was one of the founding members of the United Nations.
    23. Melbourne is considered the sporting capital of the world, as it has more top level sport available for its citizens than anywhere else. Narrabri, NSW is Australia’s sportiest town.
    24. Before the arrival of humans, Australia was home to megafauna: three metre tall kangaroos, seven metre long goannas, horse-sized ducks, and a marsupial lion the size of a leopard. It is theorised that it was also covered in rainforest before humans applied a burning style of hunting.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, they didn't teach us all of that in school, back when I was a kid. You learn more when you're an adult. Interesting, thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know some of these things I had no idea about

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