Because of its unique climate, size and ecosystems, Australia is home to an enormous variety of unique and diverse types of animals. These include many unusual mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and other animals that are only found in the wild in Australia. The country is also famous for its many marsu
Many factors, including a diverse topography, climate, people and a distinct past make Australia unique. Australia resides in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is an island continent, the sixth largest country in the world, and contains mountains, rainforests, deserts and an abundance of exotic flor
Australia is the largest island in the world. It is also the smallest continent in the world, covering just under 3 million square miles and supporting a population of 23 million people, 80 percent of whom live near a coastline.
The Australian continent contains only one country, called Australia. The country is over 7.6 square kilometers in size, making it the sixth largest country in the world.
One funny animal fact is that some turtles can breathe through their cloacal bursae, or butts, the same place where they urinate, excrete and lay eggs. Another funny fact is that a penguin in Scotland was given the prestigious honor of knighthood in 2008, making him the first penguin knight in the c
Australia, a Commonwealth country, does not have a president. The nation does have a prime minister. The prime minister of Australia is Malcolm Turnbull, the head of the Liberal Party of Australia.
Funny quotes about running include Frank Shorter's statement that "You have to forget your last marathon before you try another" and Rita Rudner's quote that morning joggers look tempting to passing motorists. In addition, Franklin Jones says that it's too late by the time a runner realizes that he'
In 1883, it was declared illegal in Australia to swim at beaches during the day; this law stayed in place until 1902, when it just stopped being enforced. The ban on swimming was introduced due to the dangerous amounts of deadly sea creatures, such as the box jellyfish and many species of sharks, th
One example of a funny quote about best friends is "It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them," by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Another example is "A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked," from
While several European ships explored Australian soil, the first known landing occurred in 1606, navigated by Dutchman Willem Janszoon with his ship the "Duyfken." Janszoon landed on the western coast of Australia, meeting the Aborigines on this initial visit.