Category: Australia

In 2001, an Australian child psychologist allowed a 15-year-old…

In 2001, an Australian child psychologist allowed a 15-year-old boy with terminal cancer to have sex with a prostitute and lose his virginity before he died.

Photo : Jonathan Rolande

Australia has already started to test a network of drainage nets…

Australia has already started to test a network of drainage nets so that plastics and other pollutants do not reach rivers or sea.

In 2007, the Australian Government spent $84 million on a porn…

In 2007, the Australian Government spent $84 million on a porn filter. A 16-year old boy, Tom Wood, cracked the filter in less than 40 minutes.

Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada by a Greek immigrant who…

Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada by a Greek immigrant who was inspired by the mix of sweet and savory flavors found in Chinese food. It went on to become the most popular pizza in Australia.

Photo : joefoodie from USA / wikimedia

Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada by a Greek immigrant who…

Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada by a Greek immigrant who was inspired by the mix of sweet and savory flavors found in Chinese food. It went on to become the most popular pizza in Australia.

Photo : joefoodie from USA / wikimedia

Certain species of hawk in Australia have been known to…

Certain species of hawk in Australia have been known to purposely spread wildfires beyond firebreaks in order to force prey out into the open.

The Wedge-tailed Eagle (the largest bird of prey in Australia)…

The Wedge-tailed Eagle (the largest bird of prey in Australia) is so protective of its nest sites that it sometimes attacks hang gliders, airplanes, and helicopters.

Photo :  fir0002 | flagstaffotos.com.au / wikimedia

There’s a lake in Australia named “Lake…

There’s a lake in Australia named “Lake Disappointment”. The lake was found by an explorer who followed creeks for weeks looking for freshwater, but only found this seawater lake.  

Photo : Summerdrought / wikimedia 

In Australia, there are more kangaroos than people.Government…

In Australia, there are more kangaroos than people.

Government figures from 2016 show there were almost 45 million kangaroos, nearly double the human population of Australia. In 2010, there were around 27 million, with the huge rise in numbers considered to be due to environmental factors, with high rainfall resulting in more food for the kangaroos.

The deadliest animal in Australia is the horse followed by cows…

The deadliest animal in Australia is the horse followed by cows and dogs. Furthermore, on average, snakes only cause about one or two deaths a year, and there has only been one spider-caused fatality in the last 40 years.