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In 1983, a 61-year-old potato farmer won an Australian Ultramarathon by running while others slept.
A few Australian Companies Sell Sand to Saudi Arabia.
Australian koalas are in danger of extinction because over half of them have chlamydia.
In 2006, an Australian man tried to sell New Zealand on Ebay. The starting price was AU$0.01 and managed to reach AU$3000 before Ebay closed the auction.
Over 80% of Australian adults engage in gambling of some kind, which is the highest rate of gambling in the world.
The Australian Plate is moving about 7 centimeters (2.8 inches) northwards every year.
In 2004, an Australian research institute published a study on the loss of teaspoons in the workplace.
“Aha Ha” is a species of Australian wasp.
Nicole Kidman was born in Hawaii, while her Australian parents were temporarily in the U.S. on educational visas. She was given the Hawaiian name “Hokulani” meaning “Heavenly Star.”
The Queensland horse fly was judged to have a ‘curved rear’ so Australian scientists named “Scaptia beyonceae” after the Bootylicious singer Beyonce.
The average Australian cat eats more fish per year than the average Australian.
In 2016, an Australian soccer fan tricked his wife into naming their daughter after his favorite team, Arsenal, by suggesting the name “Lanesra.”
In 2017, Australian scientists discovered 50 new species of spider in one 10-day research trip.
Australian Graham Barker extracted his own belly button fluff every day for 18 years acquiring a record-breaking amount of fluff. He hopes to accumulate enough fluff to stuff a pillow.
In rainy climates, some breeds of termites attach special overhanging eaves to their nests. These eaves deflect downpours and keep the nests dry. The compass termite, an Australian breed, builds its nest in the shape of an axe head, the sides of which always point north and south. African termites in search of water will bore holes as deep as 130 feet into the Earth until they find the water table.