Australia is a place that’s known for Steve Irwin, kangaroos, and putting things on the barbie. But it’s also home to almost 25 million people. Then there are the 2,400 different species of spiders, and that’s far from the scariest creature that lives there.
Sharks, crocodiles, jellyfish, and snakes — it seems like everything in Australia is designed to kill you. If you thought you’d be safer on the ocean, you’ll find poisonous fish, deadly riptides, and highly venomous swimming snakes.
Even the climate of Australia seems designed to be deadly. With subtropical areas and deserts alike, the country features temperatures that range from 122 degrees Fahrenheit to well below zero.
And yet amazingly, millions of people live in Australia and call it home. Somehow, they manage to live alongside the murderous birds, bats, koalas, spiders, snakes, and crocodiles. What’s more, Australia is considered one of the happiest places on earth. Its citizens consistently indicate they’re highly satisfied with many areas of their lives.
It seems unbelievable. But we’ll let them have job security, great education, the housing market, and healthcare. They have to deal with giant spiders.