Monday, January 24, 2011

Interesting Facts About Australia

The second most common response to my news of journeying to Australia, nowadays anyway, is:
"Isn't it underwater right now?"

And the answer is "Well, sorta...."
Brisbane is terribly flooded. It really is quite bad. :-(
(Also these pictures. I am especially fond of picture number 22).

Fortunately for me, Perth is quite far away from Brisbane. On the other hand, Perth is quite far away from EVERYTHING.
Major Cities in Australia, with state borders

The distance from Perth to Sydney is roughly the same distance from Albuquerque to New York City. With essentially nothing at all inbetween. And if your plane crashes on the way there? No nice midwestern cornfields to soften your landing. The Outback'll kill you soon as look atcha.

Speaking of the Outback and killing people, the third most popular response to me leaving is:
"Australia? You know that everything in Australia wants to eat and/or poison you, right?

....... Which is kind of a fair assessment, actually. >_<;;;

Australia's Top Ten Dangerous Animals

Oh dear. At least these lil' guys are adorable! :D

Platypups! :D

..... Wait, what do you mean ""The male platypus has venom strong enough to can kill a small dog, or cause excruciating pain among humans"?!?!??

Well crap.


  1. Thanks bunches to Dani for showing me the picture of the platypups! :-)

  2. Lol- you'll just get VERY good at checking your shoes for scorpions, and running away very fast from kangaroos, and restraining yourself from petting poisonous platypups!

  3. Great white shark~! <3 They is love, so long as they are far away... Ha ha. Be safe!

  4. I love reading your posts! I hope you have a bunch of fun!