March 30, 2007

Things you never knew about Australia...

Anna Marie and Kathleen are currently studying the cultural and physical geography of Australia.

Anna Marie just reported a couple interesting tidbits today:

Kangaroos are called kangaroos, because when the early explorers asked the Aborigines the name of the animal, they responded "kangaroo," which means, "I don't know."

All Barramundi, large scaled fish found in Australia, begin life as males. They live as males for the first seven years. Then they become females.

Who knew?


Paula in MN said...

LOL -- I never knew either of those facts. Hmm, we might have to study Australia...

UltraCrepidarian said...

Everything's weird down there. Thanks for the weird facts.

Love your blog! God bless you and your lovely family!