There are jellyfish and there are Australian jellyfish which are like no other. The beaches of the north part of Queensland have been welcoming these gigantic creatures and have over time become a natural scene of this piece of land. They are called Melting Moon Jellies as they resemble a moon that has melted on the shores.
They looked like great big puddles and at one point the residents were so concerned, that the government declared a state of emergency. The high temperatures on the beach are what make these jellyfish melt, however, some scientists insist that the high temperatures have nothing to do with it and that this is simply part of the jellyfish’s lifecycle.
The giant jellyfish is a relatively new fish species (if you insist on calling it a fish). Found lying on the shores of one of the southern Australian beaches, it has not been spotted anywhere else Researchers first spotted the ginormous jellyfish in 2014 and have been fascinated ever since. First, most jellyfish of this species are usually tiny - no bigger than a fingernail.
This one measures the length of an arm. Second, scientists believe it is highly venomous and can cause the potentially fatal Irukandji syndrome. Unsurprisingly, this one is as cool as the ocean and as deadly, too.
Going Down to the Beach
Over 10,000 sandy beaches are scattered across Australia, making them a must when visiting the continent. Going down to the beach in Australia is like popping down to the post office or taking the kids to school. These sandy carpets are the place to escape to. We all know the proverb "A Beach a Day Helps You Work, Sleep & Play."
But coming across a sign like this, with warnings that practically cover every danger in the world, will make you want to go even more. Couldn't they think of other ways to keep the tourists out? The only thing missing from the sign is “lurking jellyfish.” It goes to show that only true-blue Aussies would pass by a sign like this and still think of a relaxing day at the beach.
The Tasmanian Devil can be found with either a black or brown coat and over the years they have earned themselves quite a reputation. It is not by chance that they are called devils. They tend to get aggressive and assertive and are nothing like the cute little teddy bear it resembles in their cub years.
The tallest it can grow is 30 inches, however, it can exceed this height depending on how much it eats and where it grows. It has sharp teeth so we would recommend getting too close, and apparently, its bite is one of the strongest in the mammal kingdom. These days, the devil is restricted to the Australian island state of Tasmania and can be found in the deep forests on the island.
Golden Gaytime Ice Cream
So here, we don't want to discuss the flavor of the ice cream. It is a traditional vanilla toffee flavor delight that you can't really go wrong with. What we want to focus on here, is the unique ice cream wrapper that can only be found down under in Australia.
The name Golden Gaytime has been going strong since the 1980s and there are no plans to change it. Over the years there have been several attempts to boycott Unilever for distributing the product due to its controversial name, however, according to the last time we checked, you can still find it everywhere.