Can confirm. I once convinced a college student (during a prank call, I found his number on craigslist) that Australia was 1 week behind them in time and I owned a pet Crocodile. I also offered him twice the rent he was looking for if he would let me stay in his room and him move out to the couch. Once I got it this far I told him I masturbate excessively and he also needs to throw in his pillow as part of the deal. Again, he agreed.My buddy Guy down there says to me one day "You know Rob, we don't all just sit around having shrimp on the barbie all day." I told him that I know that and you know that but the average American doesn't. I said that what the average American knows about Australia is what they have seen on TV and that would be Steve Irwin and Paul Hogan. I could almost hear him groan, lol.
Sad, the governments are responsible for that though. Don't worry, the Australian population is following the spiral.You think my fellow countrymen are far too intelligent mate. It's been a downward spiral now for quite some time and there's no sign of it getting any better. I bet that if you had a map of the world that over half couldn't even tell you where Australia was on it.I see things that absolutely make me shake my head with rue and disdain most of the time and it's not just sporadic instances either.