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SILVER Member since Mar 2005


Location: , Ireland

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Posted:My brother showed me this list earlier, i thought it was funny. Hopefully this hasnt already been posted but i did a search and nothing came up so . . . .

These questions about Australia were posted on an Australian Tourism Web site.

Obviously the answers came from an Aussie Customer Service rep. with a real sense of humour.

1. Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV, so how do the plants grow? (UK)

A: Actually, we import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.

2. Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA)

A: Depends how much you've been drinking

3. Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks? (Sweden)

A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles, take lots of water...

4. Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Australia? (Sweden)

A: So its true what they say about Swedes.

5. Q: It is imperative that I find the names and addresses of places to contact for a stuffed porpoise. (Italy)

A: Let's not touch this one.

6. Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Australia? Can you send me a list of them in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay? (UK)

A: What exactly did your last slave die of?

7. Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia? (USA)

A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does not... oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked.

8. Q: Which direction is North in Australia? (USA)

A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and well send the rest of the directions.

9. Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia? (UK)

A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

10. Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA)

A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is...oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

11. Q: Do you have perfume in Australia? (France)

A: No, WE don't stink.

12. Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in Australia? (USA)

A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

13. Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia? (UK)

A: You are a British politician, right?

14. Q: Can you tell me the regions in Tasmania where the female population

is smaller than the male population? (Italy)

A: Yes, gay nightclubs.

15. Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia? (France)

A: Only at Christmas.

16. Q: Are there killer bees in Australia? (Germany)

A: Not yet, but for you, we'll import them.

17. Q: Are there supermarkets in Sydney and is milk available all year round? (Germany)

A: No, we are a peaceful civilisation of vegan hunter gatherers. Milk is illegal.

18. Q: Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense rattlesnake serum. (USA)

A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from. All Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make excellent pets.

19. Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Australia, but I forget its name. It's a kind of bear and lives in trees. (USA)

A: It's called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out of gum trees and eat the brains of anyone walking underneath them, although you personally should be safe enough. If you are still worried you can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.

20. Q: I was in Australia in 1969 on R+R, and I want to contact the girl I dated while I was staying in Kings Cross. Can you help? (USA)

A: Yes, but you will have to pay her by the hour, just like last time.

21. Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)

A: Yes, but you'll have to learn it first.

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Posted:ubblol at #21

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:ubblol thats fantastic!

ive gotta see this hippo racing next tuesday...

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Posted:Remember Dentrassi ... naked. wink

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Posted:Had an american lady ask me if Australia has air-conditioning.


SILVER Member since Jul 2005


Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

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i've seen that before. it still makes me sad.

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SILVER Member since Mar 2002

Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Total posts: 380
Posted:omg. i finally get to ask my one (sort of) serious stupid american question!!

I've been drunk in the US and EU and the room always spins counter-clockwise. When you get piss drunk, which direction does the room spin in? Is it opposite in the southern hemisphere?!

but i'm lucky everyone on HOP was previously warned about the vengeful, deadly drop bears. smile

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Posted:Patrick, well depends on which part of Australia you go to cause with Western Power not coping in summer with the electricity demands some of the time Western Australia doesn't have air conditioning.....



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Location: Bali, Australia

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Posted:omigod ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol
That one I really DID laugh out loud!!

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Posted:When the woman asked me if Australia has air-conditioning, I was tempted to say, "Yes, but we're waiting for the importation of electricity."


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Posted:7 and 10 are my favorate. ubblol

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Posted:I love these. There's a couple new ones from the last time I saw it - I wonder if they're true...

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GOLD Member since Dec 2005


Location: North Queensland, Australia

Total posts: 63
Posted:lol, that's great. tongue

Love that!

Im surprised "Can you ride on a kangaroo?" isnt on there. I've been asked that a few times before, oddly enough. rofl.

~ Neser

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