- first European settlers in Australia drank more alcohol per person than any other community in the history of mankind.
-Mines in Australia covers 0.02% of Australia`s land mass.( one of our most important industries, which accounts for 15% of Australia's GDP)
- Land is occupied by pubs.
- In the year 1954 Bob Hawke drank 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. He made it into the Guinness record book and went to become Prime minister.
Crocodile Slams Into Tree
Who was more scared? Family or the crocodile?
Family was camping in Kakadu national park and suddenly three meter crocodile appeared. He was trying to get in the tent.
The poor croc turned straight around and raced back towards the water, unfortunately overlooking the tree in its way. The tree lost a fair bit of bark and there were two big wet circles where the croc's nose had slammed into the tree...
-1500 hundred species of Australian spiders. (If you read about our spiders you might not like this: the average person swallows three spiders a year).
-there are over 6000 species of flies, about 4000 species of ants, and there are about 350 species of termites in Australia.
-The combined mass of all termites in the world is more than ten times the mass of all people.
Termites are also called white ants, but they're not ants, in fact not even closely related to ants.
Australia has the world's largest population of wild camels with one hump.
-The Tasmanian Devil does exist, and it has the jaw strength of a crocodile.
-Sharks are immune to all known diseases.
-There are more than 150 million sheep in Australia, and only some 20 million people.
Shark attacks occur rarely. Only a few of the 450 or so shark species have been known to attack people. Unfortunately, some attacks are fatal.
There are some easy and commonsense precautions to take that can help reduce the risk of a shark attack. This risk minimisation advice is reproduced from the Australian Shark Attack File.
-Do not swim, dive or surf where dangerous sharks are known to congregate.
-Always swim, dive or surf with other people.
-Do not swim in dirty or turbid water.
-Avoid swimming well offshore, near deep channels, at river mouths or along drop-offs to deeper water.
-If schooling fish start to behave erratically or congregate in large numbers, leave the water.
-Do not swim with pets and domestic animals.
-Look carefully before jumping into the water from a boat or wharf.
-If possible do not swim a dusk or at night.
-Do not swim near people fishing or spear fishing.
-If a shark is sighted in the area leave the water as quickly and calmly as possible.