Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday's Somthing Silly

Can you believe it's Sunday again? Here are some Aussie facts for us all. Hope you're enjoying the weekend!

A fun fact: The longest fence in the world, designed to keep the dingo away from sheep, runs for over 5500 kilometers.

A sad fact: 21% of the world's gambling machines are found in Australia.

An interesting fact: In the entire world there are only two mammals which lay eggs. Both of these mammals originate in Australia.

An impressive fact: Australia has the record number of in-vitro babies born in the world. They were also responsible for the first test tube twins, triplets and quadruplets. Even the ultra sound machine was invited in Australia. Other inventions coming from Australia are the surf lifesaving reel, the anthrax vaccine, the rotary hoe, heart pacemaker, and permanent-crease trousers.

See you tomorrow :)

7 comments:

Le @ third on the right and cold peas said...

Hi Louisa - and remember the cervical cancer vacine - another Aussie great !

I wish they'd throw all the poker machines in a big compactor and make them into something useful like toasters .... I hate them.

And I see the Gold Coast casino running ads for a special gambling deal - makes my heart sick in these tough economic times ... blah

On a brighter note I think I remember reading that you are happy to feature give aways on this site - well if yes I have one for you - a lovely aussie one in fact .... if you don't mind go have a look - http://www.thirdontheright.com/2008/11/aussie-creative-give-away-alma-b.html

we will have six days of give aways running this week - ya :)

my best to you le

Dee from Downunder said...

Ha, I was going to mention the cervical cancer vaccine, but Le beat me to it!

Givinya De Elba said...

Yeah, but some pretty embarrassing entertainers too. So it cancels out.

BGSydneyside said...

Wow, those are some pretty cool things! Go Aussie Go!

Sometimes I can't believe how complacent I get about gambling sometimes...21% that's so sad...

Leslie said...

G'day! :)

Braja said...

trust the Aussies :)

Gaynor said...

Living overseas makes me very proud to be an Aussie and I get to do lots of research about Australia that I wouldn't otherwise do (and good cooking). Thanks for these facts both good and bad!!