Happy Australia Day, blogglings!
We’re joining in the Australia Day giveaway hop, hosted by Aussie Owned and Read (coincidentally, I review Aussie books there…just so you know). There’s a massive giveaway at the end of this post, too!
We’re supposed to blog about Australia…but, I know a lot of you blogglings aren’t local. So I decided I’d dispel some of the myths you’re likely to encounter about Australia. I’m helpful like that.
Unless you know nothing about gravity and science, you know this isn’t true. We are, however, a day ahead of the other side of the world. When I’m eating breakfast on Monday, you’re probably eating lunch on Sunday in America.
This, of course, never happens. Unless you’re in the Northern Territory. Okay, so maybe it’s not out of the question.
Shall we move on?
Of course not! That’s a gross exaggeration. Sure, out of the ten most poisonous snakes in the whole world, SIX are local to Australia. But I’m sure not all six are in this picture.
Okay, well, yes. This is true in some places. But when my family goes camping, we usually stay in a caravan park with electricity. See? Not that scary. Except for those freakish kookaburras that steal your food…
See this? THIS is gross over-exaggeration! I live in Man-Eating Koalas area. It’s not at all true! We have man-eating KOOKABURRAS. I’m not even joking. I was maliciously attacked by a kookaburra when I was 7. It cut my cheek. For my sausage. A sausage.
I’m going to say yes to the crocodiles area though…
I haven’t even seen that many snakes in the wild. Except for that bushwalk where I hopped over one. I HOPPED OVER A SNAKE.
Okay, forget this. This is totally true.
Nobody does that!! It does snow in Australia. Have you never heard/seen The Man from SNOWY River?
I remember other addresses…I think. Actually, I’m not sure.
Nobody calls it a “bear” in Australia. Why would you even want to call it a bear? It eats LEAVES.