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22 Batshit Insane Australian Stories From 2015

Sailor Goon, American flat whites, and the prime minister of Australia biting into an onion. It's been a hell of a year...

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1. The year started with Americans struggling to figure out what a flat white is.

Starbucks America announced it would begin serving the drink in January 2015 and everyone was a little confused. It was described as an Australian-style coffee, so New Zealanders even got involved, upset that something they claimed they invented had been taken from them by not one, but two countries.
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Starbucks America announced it would begin serving the drink in January 2015 and everyone was a little confused. It was described as an Australian-style coffee, so New Zealanders even got involved, upset that something they claimed they invented had been taken from them by not one, but two countries.

2. This animal rights activist James Aspey spoke for the first time in twelve months in January, after travelling around Australia to spread his message.

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Aspey got the idea after a 10-day meditation retreat where he did not speak a word. He maintained a blog throughout the year, however.

3. Australia found itself with a new record for "biggest leaf" after this bad boy was grown in Victoria.

Look how happy that dude is with his leaf. So happy.
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Look how happy that dude is with his leaf. So happy.

4. And a "rain bomb" dumped itself on to southern Queensland.

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5. McDonald's Australia announced it would be auctioning a limited-edition bottle of Big Mac sauce, and it got to over $20,000.

6. Christopher Pyne just could *not* stop calling people cunts.

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I mean, come on, dude, it's just not appropriate.

7. Australians discovered that VB is actually a really classy drink in Korea.

8. Aussie dads started sharing photos of them changing their kid's nappies and calling them smelfies.

9. Oh, and then prime minister Tony Abbott ate an onion like a goddamn apple.

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10. A new Vegemite Cadbury chocolate leaked online, but no one was sure if it was real.

11. And then Cadbury confirmed that yes, it was very much a thing.

.@Cadbury + Vegemite. The most talked about flavour combination yet… is real! #ChocPlusWhat

12. Cody Simpson went on some weird anti-vaxxer rant.

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13. And houses were literally floating through NSW towns.

14. God blessed Australia with the announcement of Gaytime ice cream tubs.

15. A pub in New Zealand started putting semen in its beer.

Yes, we know it's New Zealand, but we *had* to include it.
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Yes, we know it's New Zealand, but we *had* to include it.

16. A flippin' GINORMOUS shark was caught off the NSW coast, and everyone was confused about whether or not it was real.

18. Salim Mehajer got his 15 minutes of fame after shutting down streets for his absurdly obnoxious wedding.

19. This Aussie bloke got 200+ Simpsons tattoos and set a new world record.

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20. A dickhead in a skull mask kidnapped an echidna.

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21. People started getting naked and pretending to be frozen chickens.

22. And an Aussie woman pulled off the greatest Halloween costume of all time: Sailor Goon.

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Here's to 2016 and another year of ridiculous stories!

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