MOST Shocking Things Motherstucker Never Knew About Australia!

•Australia was the first nation in the world to allow women the right to vote (New Zealand was first). More about Australia’s current political landscape can be found at The Sydney Morning Herald!

•There are 60 wine regions in Australia.

•Over 90% of Australia is dry, flat and arid. Almost three-quarters of the land cannot support agriculture in any form.

•Under ideal viewing conditions, like in the Australian Outback, the naked eye can detect about 5,780 stars.

•Australia has 3 times more sheep than people.

•The box jellyfish is considered the world’s most venomous marine creature. The box jellyfish has killed more people in Australia than stonefish, sharks and crocodiles combined.

•In Australia there are almost 100,000 more women than men, with six out of our eight states and territories experiencing a man drought. But this is evening out. Currently there are almost 105 baby boys born for every 100 baby girls born in Australia.

•Are you free for the next 27+ years? If you were able to visit 1 new beach in Australia every day, it would take over 27 years to see them all.

•The wombat (native to Australia) deposits square poos.

•Australia has 3 National Ultimate Frisbee Teams.

•Out of the 25 deadliest snakes in the world, 20 can be found in Australia.

•There are 1500 species of Australian spiders. Australia also has  over 6000 species of flies, about 4000 species of ants, and there are about 350 species of termites.

•There are over 200 languages spoken in Australia including 45 different indigenous languages.

•The dingo fence, which stretches from the Great Australian Bight in SA to central Queensland, is the longest fence in the world (5614km). It is about twice as long as the Great Wall of China.

•Kangaroos and emus cannot walk backward, which is one of the reasons that they’re on the Australian coat of arms. Speaking of which, Australia is one of the only countries where they eat animals on their coat of arms!

•There are approximately 25 million kangaroos in Australia. The Australian human population is a mere 23,856,200. Likewise, camels outnumber koalas ten to one.

•Australia is only slightly smaller than the U.S. of A. When compared to the land size of Australia vs. the land size of the contiguous 48 states, Australia is only slightly smaller at 7.692 square kilometers.

•Australia has about 1.2 million millionaires and the highest median wealth in the world.

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