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13 Of The Best Original Things To Come Out Of Australia

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1. The Melbourne Shuffle

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Born in Melbourne's underground rave scene in the late '80s/early '90s, the Melbourne Shuffle typically combines the "T-step" with the "Running Man" and, let's be honest, a whole lot of stomping.

4. The Utesky

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When you consider how hot Australia is, it's not surprising we know how to innovate when it comes to cooling. The utesky (yes, we made this word up) is surely one of the ~coolest~ things we've created. Tips on how to make your own here.

7. Wi-Fi

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While there has been some controversy around who can claim it, we do know that CSIRO astronomer and electrical engineer John O'Sullivan invented a key patent used in Wi-Fi. So we'll take it, thank you!

10. Australian Rules Football

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Aussie rules was created by Thomas Wills in Melbourne in the late 1850s. Considering how popular it is now, it's funny to think it was originally developed as a way to keep cricketers fit during winter.

13. "Yewwww!"

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OK, so it has proven pretty hard to track down the EXACT origins of this word, but we're gonna take a stab and say it's an Aussie surfer thing. Plus one of the guys down at Maroubra said his mate came up with it, so it must be true.

Let's not forget one of Australia's most epic creations: Oporto's Original Chilli Sauce. It's now back and it's here to stay!

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