Tuesday, 21 June 2016

7 ways Australia can kill you

Australia is a dangerous country. We all know this. (Granted, every country can be dangerous but Australia is kind of known for being dangerous. (Just like Spider-Man is known for being awesome, Australia is known for having many different ways in which it can kill you.)) So if you ever decide to come and visit, here's some stuff to watch out for.

1) Snakes. Dude, look down and make sure you're not going to step on anything nasty. (Especially when it's at night and you're stepping out onto the deck or something. (Always turn the lights on. Always.))

2) Spiders. While you probably won't die from a spider bite (and you may or may not gain superhero powers, too), you might die from a heart attack. So there's always that.




3) Riptides. A riptide will suck you out to sea and you'll never be seen again. *waves*

4) Sharks. Where I live sharks aren't a huge problem, but when you get to Perth or Sydney or even the Gold Coast, sharks can be a major issue. They have helicopters patrolling the beaches, looking for sharks from the sky. Enjoy your swim!

5) The Outback. If you get lost in the Outback, you're done. It's thousands and thousands of uninhabited desert out there, with nothing but drought and snakes and scary stuff to keep you company. 

6) The temperature. We had the power cut for a couple of days after a cyclone (therefore no air conditioning). It was during summer. I almost died. 

7) The weather. It will randomly flood here, or a cyclone will come up, or it won't rain for years. If a sharknado were to happen anywhere, I'd put my money on Australia. 

So yeah. Come to Australia!

What are some ways your country can kill you? Which way would you be most afraid of dying (snakes, spiders, riptides, etc.)? 

11 comments:

  1. When I saw that picture, I almost fainted. What the heck, Victoria!

    Honestly, spiders and insects are the reason why I can't move to hot countries. Especially Australia. O.O And Sharks! SHARKS!

    Now that I think of it... Ireland is probably one of the World's safest countries. Not much happens here. You'd probably die of sadness from all the rain. *shakes head* Okay but seriously, you'll have to watch yourself in the City Centre. Also avoid going near the River Liffey near suspicious folk. A lot of teens have been dying in rivers/pools recently. CReepy as heck. Also suspicious as heck o.O You probably think I'm crazy but stiiiill...

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    1. Sorry? (Actually, no, not sorry XD)

      You definitely get used to spiders and insects and stuff because you just get someone else to kill them, but I still struggle with sharks. I wouldn't swim in Sydney or something because there definitely are sharks there, and they terrify me.

      That is probably true. I could see lots of people dying from rain-induced sadness in Ireland. Those are very good tips. *nods wisely* Although that sounds terrifying!!! "A lot of teens have been dying in rivers/pools recently." GET OUT OF THERE, GRACE!!!

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    2. I'M GETTING OUT, GIRL. I'M GETTING OUT.

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  2. Haha. It's no wonder the Aussies are a tough breed. :)

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  3. "Spider-Man is known for being awesome" *nods at wise metaphor*

    WHY DID YOU SHOW THAT SPIDER PHOTO!? *squirms* Ew. I can do snakes, but spiders, no. No. It's really kind of odd that Spider-Man is my favorite superhero because I internally freak out the sight of them. Like that scene when Peter (Andrew Garfield) goes into that spider harvesting device thing and all the spiders are just raining down on him. *shivers* That's basically my nightmare.

    Although riptides do sound kind of intimidating too. But I'm not exactly a good swimmer and I've not been exposed to the ocean too much.

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    1. *nods wisely in agreement*

      BECAUSE IT MADE MY POINT, AND I KINDA LIKE READING COMMENTS ABOUT PEOPLE FREAKING OUT. THAT MIGHT MAKE ME A BAD PERSON. (I MAY OR MAY NOT NEED TO RETHINK MY LIFE.)

      Spiders are freaky because they kinda just disappear into corners or whatever, and you never see them again. And they have so many legs. *shudders* OH MY GOODNESS, SPIDEY IS YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO? WE ARE NOW BESTIES. See I don't actually mind that scene? I don't know why. Maybe it's because they're only little spiders and not big ones. I can't handle big ones.

      I think riptides are like the silent killers of the ocean. They are the ocean's carbon monoxide. (And they ocean's great, don't let me put you off it.)

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  4. Lolololol come to Scotland! You might get killed by a light drizzle ...

    AUSTRALIA SOUNDS FRIGGING SCARY. I never ever ever turn lights on in the night because I'm like I AM THE MASTER THE DARKNESS IS MY CLOAK. Also the sea is my spiritual home. So I would be a rubbish Australian.

    Oops.

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    1. I kinda want to show up to Scotland and yell something about THERE'S NOTHING DANGEROUS HERE MY FRIEND EMILY SAID SO then get nailed on the head by an angry Celt. Sure, there aren't any random Celts wandering around Scotland in this day and age but it sure would be funny, if not random and make no sense. (Anyways, ignore my rambling.)

      I love that, "I am the master and the darkness is my cloak." That sounds pretty insanely scary, remind me to not mess with you ;)

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  5. Wow, these sound pretty alarming. XD At least compared to here. I mean, of course you can get bitten by a rattlesnake, but that's why the rattle is there. So you know not to get too close. I think the only other thing that I can think of around here is accidents out in the wilderness, falling off of cliffs, that sort of thing.

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    1. Well, I think falling off cliffs counts as being mildly dangerous. You know, it's only deadly and stuff. And rattlesnakes are nice like that, aren't they? Nice snakes, for a snake.

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