Australia was originally called
Australia was originally called New Holland
Wakeboarding was originally called skurfing.
Google was originally called BackRub.
The Chinese originally played a version of badminton called Ti Zian Ji. They didn’t use racquets though, they used their feet.
Adobe Photoshop was originally called Display, then ImagePro. It was not developed by Adobe, but licensed from a college student named Thomas Knoll in 1988.
Australia and New Zealand are the only countries in the Southern Hemisphere to have won medals at the Winter Olympics.
Bowerbirds of Australia and New Guinea decorate their courting grounds with everything from beetle wings to car keys.
Australia’s blue tongue skinks are lizards that give birth to live young instead of laying eggs.
What are called fries in the U.S. are called chips in Britain – What are called chips in the U.S. are called crisps in Britain.
High heels were originally made for men.