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37 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Australia


37 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Australia

9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Kangaroos and emus cannot walk backward, one of the reasons that they’re on the Australian coat of arms.
12. Speaking of, Australia is one of the only countries where we eat the animals on our coat of arms.
13. If you visited one new beach in Australia every day, it would take over 27 years to see them all.
14. Melbourne has the world’s largest Greek population outside of Athens.
15. The Great Barrier Reef is the planet’s largest living structure.
16. The male platypus has strong enough venom to kill a small dog.
17. Australia has 3.3x more sheep than people.
18. Wombat poop is cube shaped! This helps it mark its territory.
19. The Australian Alps receive more snowfall than Switzerland.
20. A kangaroo is only one centimetre long when it is born.
21. The Box jellyfish has killed more people in Australia than stonefish, sharks and    crocodiles combined.
22. Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.

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