24 Amazing Things That Have Come Out Of Australia

You’re welcome, World.

1. Hugh Jackman

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Talents: acting, singing, dancing, humanitarian work, wearing no shirt, derping.

2. Clear Wi-Fi

Australian scientist John O’Sullivan was conducting experiments for the CSIRO when he built the technology that would be used to “unsmear” Wi-Fi signals.

Too bad our own internet is so goddamn slow.

3. Beetroot on a hamburger

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And - if you’re really hungry - eggs, bacon and pineapple too. This is a burger with “the lot”. It is like a party in your mouth.

4. Chris Lilley

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Comes complete with Ja’mie King, Mr G, Jonah Takalua, Daniel and Nathan Sims and MORE.

5. The cervical cancer vaccine

Professor Ian Frazer spearheaded the research to develop the vaccine at the University of Queensland. Take that, HPV! You cute little critter.

6. Weird and wonderful wildlife

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Meet Grumpy Quokka, who dares you to call him the happiest animal in the world.

7. Chiko Rolls

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You haven’t lived until you’ve tried Australia’s take on the spring roll, specifically designed to withstand the crowd at a footy game. Just don’t ask us what they’re made of.

8. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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It’s what the WORLD needed.

9. Miranda Kerr

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Now with bonus Flynn Bloom, a.k.a. the most adorable kid on the planet.

10. Kylie and Dannii Minogue

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Pop music and sparkles haven’t been the same since.

11. Latex gloves

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The versatile product (see above) was first manufactured by Australian company Ansell. Despite this innovation, they’re still more famous for their condoms.

12. Rebel Wilson

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Talents: acting, singing, rapping, mermaid dancing, horizontal running, reading people’s diaries, showing bogan pride, making people laugh, having malaria-induced epiphanies.

13. Mad Max

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Back when Mel Gibson wasn’t so… Mel Gibson, he starred in the cult classic that became one of the most successful Australian film franchises of all time. Let’s not talk about the remake.

14. Macadamia nuts

They are filled with fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, but mostly they taste great in cookies. And chocolate. Mmm, chocolate.

15. Ugg boots

Australia’s slippers became the world’s fashion item. Oops.

16. Heath Ledger

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:(

17. ‘Strayan

Fair dinkum, it’s grouse.

18. Classic rock

AC/DC, INXS… and Uluru.

19. Awesome athletes

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Sorry not sorry.

20. Tourists

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If there’s one thing Australians love, it’s getting the hell out of our own country. And getting drunk.

21. A holiday destination

At least we reciprocate, right?

22. Hills Hoist

The iconic clothesline that made Goon of Fortune possible.

23. Baz Luhrmann

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He’s the man behind Strictly Ballroom, Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and Australia. Also this spectacular expression on Paul Rudd’s face.

24. The Hemsworth Brothers

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‘Nuff said.

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Jenna Guillaume is Editor-at-Large for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
 
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