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Slouch Hat

The Slouch Hat is the Iconic Australian Hat Bent Up on One Side to Allow the Armed Forces to Maneuver Rifles On and Off Their Shoulders without Hitting the Hat’s Brim.

The Victorian Mounted Rifles first wore the slouch hat in 1885. It was originally worn with the right side looped up to make marching and performing certain commands easier. It is known to be the trademark of the Australian Army. But do you know what was the purpose of the slouch hat? The iconic Australian …

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Red Kangaroo

Australian Warships were Often Confused with British Vessels that the Royal Australian Navy Started Marking Them with a Large Red Kangaroo

The Royal Australian Navy has over 50 ships and more than 16,000 people. They are one of the Pacific region’s largest and most sophisticated naval forces, with a substantial presence in the Indian Ocean and global operations supporting war campaigns and peacekeeping missions. How can we differentiate Australian Navy boats from British vessels? The Royal …

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1.6M

How Did an Australian Bartender Acquire $1.6 Million?

The average salary for a bartender in the United States is $15.12 per hour. Given this hourly age, it would be quite impossible to raise a million dollars in a short amount of time. But did you know that an Australian bartender was able to get $1.6 million? In 2011, a 29-year-old Australian bartender discovered …

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David Boon

How Much Beer Did David Boon Drink on a Single Flight to England?

David Boon is an Australian cricketer who is known for his performance in the 1989 match with New Zealand in WACA, Perth. He is currently an ICC Match Referee and has been actively participating as such since 2011. But did you know, that in his hay day Boon was known for consuming a lot of …

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Camel

Which Country Has the World’s Largest Herd of Wild Camels?

For decades, camels remained valuable assets in the everyday life of colonial rulers. They were in demand as they could be used for travel and transportation during long journeys into the continent’s interiors. Besides, their ability to carry on without drinking water for weeks was an advantage for expeditions in dry regions. But did you …

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Kangaroo

Why Were Australians Encouraged to Eat More Kangaroo Meat?

When kangaroo levels rose from 27 million in 2010 to about 50 million in 2016, many experts suggested the public eat more kangaroo meat. As excessive kangaroo levels threaten Australia’s biodiversity, many continue to encourage kangaroo hunting.  In 2016, the kangaroo population in Australia surged to 45 million, amounting to nearly double Australia’s human population. …

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Why Did George Miller Want His Wife to Edit “Mad Max: Fury Road”?

George Miller’s Mad Max trilogy gave the world a taste of Australian cinematics by combining explosive scenes and post-apocalyptic vibes. After almost thirty years of hiatus, Miller filmed another franchise installment. Despite it being an action movie, why did Miller choose his wife to become the editor of Fury Road? Margaret Sixel, the wife of …

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What is Kangatarianism?

We’re all familiar with vegans, vegetarians, and pescetarians, but have you ever heard of kangatarians? The concept of Kangatarians became widespread in a Sydney Morning Herald article and its mention in the Love Island Australian dating show.  Kangatarianism is eating a vegetarian diet while still consuming kangaroo meat. Many kangatarians justify that it is a …

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