In 2016, Apple released software that would self-destruct iPhones if a repair was made on it by a third party not licensed by Apple, forcing customers to buy a new one. These practices were found illegal in countries with consumer laws such as Australia, forcing Apple to stop.
In the remote Pilbara region of Australia, an aboriginal community built a “train” to carry their children to school. The train cars are made from metal barrels and the locomotive is a tractor. The train is meant to keep attendance rates on track by getting kids excited to go to school.
In Australia when it gets very hot, the nectar in some flowers ferments and turns into alcohol. Bees that get drunk from the nectar are not allowed back in their hive—guard bees keep them out to prevent them from making the nectar into alcoholic honey.
When foxes discovered fairy penguins on a small Australian island, they nearly wiped the colony out. So, a chicken farmer began sending some of his dogs to protect the birds. Over the next 10 years, not a single penguin was killed by a fox.