10 Fascinating Tidbits About Australia You Need to Know

When it comes to Australia, most people tend to think about giant crocodiles feasting on human beings, deadly snakes, spiders the size of your head, and an unforgiving sun that will melt the inside of your brains. It is said to be a rugged place filled with hard men willing to fight kangaroos with their bare hands and beautiful women who love a good dance and a beer. The outback is filled with adventure…or so the stories would lead us all to believe. However, there are things people don’t know, but really should. Here are ten fascinating tidbits about Australia.

Refugee Abuse

Australia is actually one of the safest and wealthiest of nations, but some refugees that flee there are actually treated quite badly. Of the people seeking asylum, the government actually treats them quite cruel and degrading at Wickham Point Immigration Detention Centre.

World’s Longest Fence

Australia is known for its wildlife, so it makes sense that they have over 75 million sheep. To keep those sheep safe and situated, the country built the world’s longest fence. Feral camels are the biggest threat to said fence, oddly enough. The length of this fence? 5,614 kilometers (3,488 miles) — that’s wider than the US!

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