“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.