We are CHOZ and we love to see 'Strayya through new eyes! As usual wanted to surprise you with some good content and knowledge! We teamed up with Australian Facts to provide you 10 facts you didn't know about Australia!
'Selfie' is believed to have first been used by Australian man Nathan Hope who shared an image of his busted lip in a forum post in 2002. The word gained international acclaim when it was named the Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year in 2013!
Melbourne was briefly named 'Batmania' after one of its founders, John Batman. Before being officially named Melbourne, the town had several interim names including Bearbrass, Bareport, Bareheep, Barehurp and Bareberp!
The Brighton bathing boxes have been a part of the suburb’s life for more than 100 years. Brighton Historical Society member Dianne Reed believes the first was built back in the 1800s, when women used them to get dressed in.
The coastline of the Australian mainland stretches more than 47,000 km and the University of Sydney has counted 10,685 beaches in Australia. Any plans for the next 30 years? ⛱
We all love Australia and everybody wants to enjoy the most liveable country in the world, but almost 70 new illegal overstayers go missing every week in Australia and there are now 60,000 who cannot be found by immigration authorities.
There were almost 184 million litres of pure alcohol available for consumption in Australia in last year. This was made up of approximately 76 million litres of beer, 69 million litres of wine, 35 million litres of spirits and 4 million litres of cider! Cheers, mate!
Yes, > ! While the koala is a cuddly symbol of Australia, there are actually 10 times as many wild camels. Introduced in the 1800s to provide transportation through the country's desert heart, one million camels now roam the vast outback!
Forget about the sharks, the spiders and the crocodiles, the real killer is the Box Jellyfish! They have caused more than 60 deaths in Australia in the past hundred years!
Australia's first official surf lifesaving club - the first in the world - was founded at Bondi Beach, in Sydney, in 1906. There was little need for surf lifesaving clubs much before this time as it was illegal to swim in the surf during daylight hours before 1902. It was seen as immoral, and men and women could only 'bathe' in the early morning and late evening, and never at the same time!
We have to admit, the sunset is always a must see in Australia! Enjoy this one on St Kilda Beach! We hope you enjoyed the knowledge, join us on CHOZ for the best travel videos and secret spots around the globe!