Some Quarky Facts About “Awesomestralia”

Australia is a fairly awesome place, hence being known around here as “Awesomestralia.”  And here are some quick facts as to why this continent, the only continent that is also a country, is so fabulous.

  • Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth
  • More than 85% of Aussies live within 50 km (31 miles) of a coast
  • There are 25,000 species of plants compared with 17,500 species in Europe
  • Australian inventions include aspirin, penicillin, long-wearing contact lenses, and notepads, to name a few
  • Kangaroos and Emus, Aussie animals, cannot walk backwards
  • 22% of Australians have a convict ancestor

Stay tuned for future facts about this exotic land!


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