Random Facts #7: Australia / New Zealand

  • The Pavlova cake was named after Anna Povlova, who was a famous Russian ballerina.
  • The Royal Bluebell is an Australian wildflower that grows in rainfall, sunny, semi-shaded areas and cool regions.
  • More then 1.2 million people visit the Sydney Opera house.
  • The Tasmanian Devil is only found in the wilds of Australia or zoos.
  • The Ulysses Butterfly is the largest swallow tail butterfly and has a wingspan of 10.5 cm.
  • The violin is called a fiddle in Australia.
  • Wombats short and muscular animals.
  • The Numbat’s diet almost entirely consist of termites and they eat about 20,000 per day.
  • The Oleander is poisonous and can cause nausea, vomiting, excess salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or death.
  • Meat pies are popular in Australia and New Zealand.
  • The jumping spider has the best vision among spiders.
  • Iced Vovo is a type of Australian biscuit made of, Raspberry jam, coconut, and pink fondant.
  • The Fremantle Prison was built to hold convicts from Britain, but mostly held locally-sentenced prisoners.
  • The Echidna is a spiny anteater.
  • The Dingo is the largest wild canine in Australia.
  • There are 6 Micronation currently in Australia.

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