There is no mistake here, this is what it is. As it turns out, to drink out of a shoe has been a good luck charm in Australia for many years. We consider it to be more of a punishment than anything else. It is popular in all states of the country and is widely known as the “Shoey Celebration.”
In 2016, the Australian F1 car racer, Daniel Ricciardo, showed the world exactly what this tradition was all about after he won the German Grand Prix. It has become the thing to do when you visit the land down under, and many celebs have been taking part in this bizarre drinking tradition.
You have probably heard of vegemite, the Australian delight, but have you heard of the extended delight that can only be found in Australia? Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, let us introduce, the vegimite latte. It can be found only in prestige cafes around Paddington, Sydney, however, it's quite easy to make at home.
Is it good? We don't know. Is it going to spread internationally? We doubt it. What we do know is, that like many other things, this extraordinary beverage is unique to Australia and like so many other mentionings on this list, if you are going to do it, do it the Aussie way.
The Southern Cassowary is one of the few animals that cannot be found in any other continent in the entire world. with Australia being its natural habitat, the Sothern Cassowary looked very much like an ostrich thanks to its colorful and amazing feathers and many other characteristics that make the two birds very much alike.
These unique animals were first found in the wild tropical rainforest in northeast Queensland and have since spread their wings to other parts of the land. Today, it is known that three individual populations of the cassowaries can be found in the land down under.
Kangaroo Tail Soup
Kangaroos are one of Australia's iconic symbols, however, who would have thought that this precious mammal is not left outside of the kitchen? We have heard of kangaroo meat being eaten as steaks and part of a stew, however, it turned out that the kangaroo's tail is a key ingredient in Australian soup.
We are not sure what defers the tail from the rest of the meat (we suppose it's like oxtail that is commonly used in kitchens?), but whatever it is, we are sure that with a little imagination, this can be substituted with something a little more appealing.
This animal is definitely one of a kind. They have been distinct from the rest of the mammal kingdom and are considered monotremes (a new word for Scrabble). The platypus lives in freshwater and until this day has not been found in any other part of the world.
Unlike most mammals, this mammal lays eggs, and a large number of related more common species, appear in the respectable fossil record. The platypus has also been named duck-billed platypus (and it's not hard to see why) and we feel kind of sorry for it. How would you feel having a duck face stuck to yours all day?