1. Australia may be the only country to have lost a prime minister in office: Harold Holt disappeared while swimming drunk in the ocean.
  2. Aussies enjoy a food, Vegemite, that by universal consensus outside Australia is one of the most disgusting substances ever.
  3. It's possible to go sunbathing on a beach on Christmas Day.
  4. Australia manages to be very down to earth without being anti-academic. it just handed the prime minister's job off from one Rhodes Scholar to another.
  5. A bison in Australia will never gore you. It's what you wash your hands in.