7.Most of 2010-11's heavy rainfall remained inland, filling the Lake Eyre basin: "Only in Australia could the atmosphere carry such heavy tropical rains to such a large area, only to have those rains fail to make their way to the ocean" – US National Center for Atmospheric Research scientist.
21.Even combined with a massive chunk of Antarctica, Australia is NOT bigger than Pluto (16,647,940 sq km). But it is big – the sixth biggest country on Earth after Russia, Canada, the USA, China, and Brazil.
22.After the Skylab space station accidentally crashed into Western Australia during re-entry on July 11, 1979 , the Shire of Esperance fined NASA $400 for littering. The fine was finally paid in April 2009, when Californian radio host Scott Barley raised the funds from his Highway Radio listeners.