9.The 14,500-kilometre-long (9,000 miles) Highway 1 is the world's longest national highway. If you drove 10 hours a day, averaging 100 kilometres per hour, it would take at least two weeks to circumnavigate Australia.
14.Bushranger Moondyne Joe escaped jail so many times the government built a special cell to hold him. The governor said: "If you get out again, I'll forgive you." He escaped, and was released when captured.
24.In 1992 media tycoon Kerry Packer cancelled new show Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos half an hour into its first episode, demanding, "Get this shit off my station!"
25.Issued as Australian legal tender, the most valuable coin in the world is a $1 million coin made by Perth Mint, which weights one tonne and is 99.99% pure gold. It is actually worth almost $52 million ($40.8 million USD).
26.The last 24 members of a species of giant stick insect were found under a bush on Ball's Pyramid off Lord Howe Island in 2001, 80 years after the last sighting.