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Famous Australians and Fun Facts
Anna Gorgońon 14 April 2013
Transcript of Famous Australians and Fun Facts
and Steve Irvin Fun Facts - Geograpy FUN FACTS
There are 1500 species of Australian spiders.
If you read about our spiders you might not like this: the average person swallows three spiders a year.
We have 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.
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. Sportspeople SINGERS Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin (22 February 1962 –
4 September 2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert and television personality. Irwin died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean's Deadliest. No part of Australia is more than 1000 km from the ocean and a beach.
We call Australian's from Queensland "banana benders", and people from Western Australia "sandgropers".
Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.
The Great Barrier Reef has a mailbox. You can ferry out there and send a postcard, stamped with the only Great Barrier Reef stamp. ACTORS Geoffrey Rush Acted in Pirates of Caribbean Russel Crowe
acted in Robin Hood Cate Blanchett acted in Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and Robin Hood Heath Ledger
'A knight's tale' Kylie Minogue Olivia Newton John Jimmy Little
famous Aboriginal singer Cathy Freeman - runner won a gold medal in the 400m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics Susie O'Neill - Swimmer won 8 medals in Olympic Games (2 gold ones) Mark Webber - F1 driver Animals Australian English
A barbecue girl in Australia is a "Barbie."
They call clothes, "clobbers."
If something is terrific, it's "ripper."
"Fairy floss" in Australia means cotton candy.
French Fries are "chips" and potato chips are "crisps."
A candy is called "lollie"
Males are "blokes" and females are "sheilas."
Australians call New Zealanders, "Kiwis."