Some call it the Thorny Devil, and some name it the Thorny Dragon. Whatever you choose, this dude is not very pleasant to be around. Basically, we are talking about a really big lizard that is native to the land down under. They are widely found in the deserted Australian desserts and have been known to live for 25 years.
The favorite meal of the day (and the only meal, to be precise) is ants. Loads of them. Their long, sticky, and gross tongue waits for the next batch of crawling black insects to pass by, and then it pulls its magic on them. On an average day, the Thorny Devil can eat up to 1000 ants.
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.
There is not much to say about this beloved chocolate treat, and we know it can be found in many countries all over the world, however, it was born in Australia, and therefore we feel it should be here on the list. The Australians alone consume more than 45 million packets of Tim Tams every single year and the numbers keep growing.
The way to enjoy this is to bite off both ends of the biscuit and then use it as a straw with your hot beverage. It can be found in a variety of flavors, however, we always go back to the original flavor.
There is a cowboy hat, there is a French barret, baseball caps are widely familiar, captain hats are the best seller during Halloween, and when Christmas arrives, we are all adorned with red and furry Santa hats. If you are down under, you better get your hands on a Cork Hat.
According to Australian belief, the dangling corks help keep bothering flies away which is a well-known issue. The country has so many flies and this seems to be the best solution out there. Swarms of flies have been known to attack many destinations, including ones in deserts, such as Ulura, the Kings Canyon, and many others.