The continent has most of the world's most poisonous snakes, not only on land but in the ocean. It has the world's largest crocodiles, and one can be devoured by one in or near the ocean or a river, and then out in the surf great white sharks abound. And I haven't even mentioned box jellyfish, blue ring octopi, stone fish, or the red backed and funnel spiders.
If ever a land was saying "Go away, people," it's Australia.
Add to all this that Sydney, strangely, is one of the most expensive cities on Earth and that you're so far from the United States (where everyone wants to go) and why would anyone live there, much less WANT to live there?
So, why are there people in Australia? What explains it?
Yes, and of course I'm being tongue in cheek. I'm sure there are many reasons to risk the many ways to die there.
The usual reason is that the person was born there, and has not yet been bitten by one of those venemous things in or around the continent. There are, however, a bunch of people who die trying to get there by boat after paying someone their life savings. Spoils all the fun of dying when you get there.
@ Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM;
"There are, however, a bunch of people who die trying to get there by boat after paying someone their life savings. "
America has those too, they're called Cubans.
Which proves the point that there are countries much worse then countries with dangerous animals and countries with young men who will murder college students for the fun of it.
I wish there was a perfect place to call home. :(
@Archy - the ban on drugs doesn't seem to be working too well. Just get them delivered by your friendly postie, right to your door.
Did you know that if I were only a severed head, I would still have four seconds to read your comment? (But then I likely wouldn't be typing this, would I?)
No, you'd be singing "I ain't got nobody"
That's GOOD! Worthy of a rimshot!
@Unseen - three things I don't joke about - Child porn, rape in general and hypocrisy - everything else is fair game.
Nay, nay not so, fair maiden - you left out misogyny, one of your greatest pet peeves!
@Archy - I humbly beg to differ, good Sir. Misogyny comes under the banner of Hypocrisy - otherwise my list would tend to be very long :)
And, thank you, once again, for all your support for the women of the world.
If more men were lovers instead of fighters, more men would be getting their leg over :)
RE: "And thank you, once again, for all your support for the women of the world." - just think of me as a MaidenForm, supporting all that I can --
Just another example of white people stealing other people's land to set up their beautiful homes while we get kicked out of our lands.
Yes I am just kidding
But seriously though, I really want to visit Australia for vacation. It seems like a really fun place to go to. Especially I wanna go see Kangaroos and Koala Bears and their beaches
It may just be a bigass rock but I do want to see it. Though I understand Alice Springs is skippable otherwise.
I was working once next to a lady who was looking for her next job (she was on notice for a layoff and was looking for other jobs within the company). She happened across a listing for Alice Springs, said it (the job) sounded interesting. I advised that she might want to google "Alice Springs" since she evidently didn't even know what continent it was on.