49 Things All Australians Know To Be True

Forget boomerangs, billabongs, and didgeridoos. This is the real Australia.

1. Nothing is more important than a mate…

REX USA/Rob Leeson/Newspix / Rex

2. And we’ll ALWAYS have a mate…

3. Because a friend in need is a friend indeed…

4. Aussies take life seriously.

5. Which is why THIS is our favourite newspaper…

The NT News / Via facebook.com

6. One croc yarn is never enough.

The NT News / Via tntdownunder.com

7. We’re Down Under, a long way from anywhere…

8. But we speak the same language as you…

10. Well, maybe not.

TabloidJunk / Via YouTube

11. Our nation is bloody big, mate…

12. With really long gaps between toilet breaks…

13. And not much worth stopping for in between…

14. Which is why we love a refreshing cold beer at the end of a long journey.

15. Our weather can be rather warm…

Purple is above 50 degrees Centigrade (122 degrees Fahrenheit)

16. And many of our citizens haven’t quite adapted…

17. But our native animals know how to chill…

18. And they’re trying to show us the ropes

19. Christmas is traditionally celebrated on one of the hottest days of the year…

20. And New Year’s Day spent relaxing with mates.

21. Eventually the rain comes and we cool down…

22. Our weather can sometimes be wild…

23. And moody…

Wild storm brewing over Brissy.

24. But it’s always very patriotic.

25. We take our drinking very seriously…

26. And prefer to do it wearing singlets and thongs.

27. These are thongs.

28. Our land is packed with beautiful, iconic animals…

29. Almost entirely cute ones too…

30. Ain’t that so?

Via Nat Geo Wild

31. Well okay, there’s a few dangerous critters too…

32. But not everything is as scary as it seems…

33. “He’s just a tiddler, ya pussy…”

34. Tragically, our introduced pests have devastated our beautiful native wildlife…

Cane Toads. Yuck.

35. But our dogs are the smartest on the planet.

36. Our land is full of riches…

37. But some people aren’t very good at sharing.

Gina Rinehart, the richest person In Australia, and the richest woman on Earth.

38. We live in one of the most expensive nations on Earth, yet we’re constantly shortchanged.

McDonald’s sizes: Australia vs. U.S.A.

39. Anyone for $65 an hour parking?

40. Still, at least we have the world’s best place names.

Woolloomooloo is a suburb in Sydney, not a fancy spot for sheep and cows to relieve themselves.

41. Every Australian man needs a shed.

42. At the very least a decently sized backyard is vital…

43. Because the most important game in Australia is played out on our own hallowed turf…

44. All the family can participate…

45. And we can make up the rules as we go along.

46. At the end of the day, teamwork just works for us…

47. However bad things get, we’ll always have a mate…

48. And he’ll never, ever let us down…

49. Except when he interferes with our driving.

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