The reason fire-stations have circular stairways dates back to the early days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and worked out how to walk up straight staircases.Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are symbolised on the Official Australian Coat of Arms for that reason.
Old Maitland Gaol was Australia’s longest running jail.
It opened in 1848 closed 150 years later on January 31 1998
The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead.”People born between (1995-1999) have lived in two decades, two centuries, two millenniums, and they are still in their teens.Ignorant people are more likely to believe they are brilliant, while intelligent people are more likely to underestimate themselves.Hippopotamus milk is pink.Due to increased brain activity, people with higher intelligence tend to have a harder time falling asleep at night!“Underground” is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters “und.”An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.Australia’s oldest bridge is in Sydney’s Botanic Gardens.