The questions below about Australia are from potential visitors.
They were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are
the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a
sense of humour.
Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV,
how do the plants grow? (UK).
We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around & watch 'em
Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA)
Depends how much you've been drinking.
I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks
Sure, it's only three thousand miles, take lots of water.
Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Australia? Can you send me a list
of them in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay? (UK)
What did your last f=#kin' slave die of mate?
Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia? (USA)
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 ... Ah f#*k it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in
Kings Cross. Come naked.
Which direction is North in Australia? (USA)
Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and
we'll send the rest of the directions.
Can I bring cutlery into Australia? (UK)
Why? Just use your fingers like we do.
Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA)
Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which
is ... Ah F*#k it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday
night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.
Can I wear high heels in Australia? (UK)
If you are a British politician, yes...
Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense
rattlesnake serum. (USA)
Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from. All
Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make
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)
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. You can
scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out
I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you
tell me where I can sell it in Australia? (USA)
Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.
Can you tell me the regions in Tasmania where the female population is
smaller than the male population? (Italy)
Yes, gay night clubs.
Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia? (France)
Only at Christmas.
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)
Yep, but you will still have to pay her by the hour mate.
Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)
Yeah, but you'll have to bleedin' learn it first.
Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for anything, but bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs!
From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.