10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Australia

10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Australia

“Put another shrimp on the barbie mate” the stereotypes of Australia are numerous and usually involve some type of slang (Australians are known for shortening just about every word) but many of these North American fables overshadow the truth about the land down under. There are heaps of things most people in the Northern hemisphere probably don’t even know about this country/continent, simply because all they ever hear are the same jokes about dingoes and babies, dollarydoos and big knives. Consider this a lesson in what Australia is actually about, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Oz:

10. Always Forward

The Australian coat of arms features 2 endemic animals; an emu and a kangaroo. Both of which can only move forward, which is widely considered a symbol of progress and represents the notion that the country is never going backwards.
Australian Coat of Arms

9. They Don’t Drink Fosters

But they do drink a lot of beer. Contrary to popular belief, Fosters for the most part, is no where to be seen in Oz. Much like the rest of the world, popular beer preferences change depending on geographic location. For example, up in Queensland they’re fond of XXXX Gold (known as four X Gold) while around Adelaide and South Australia, Coopers is king.

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