The Top 5 Things Australians Want to Know


Lacking inspiration this morning for a blog post, I decided to check the top trending Google searches in Australia in the hopes that I knew something about some of the topics. So, without further ado – here we go.


I have to admit I’m not a big fan of cricket. Which is unfortunate because my boyfriend LOVES it. He is a Pom, so perhaps that explains it. From what I understand, Australia are playing England for the ashes. Whose ashes, I have no idea. Sir Donald Bradman’s?

I did watch this thing on Bodyline the other night so I know that Brett Lee is Bing Lee’s brother and bowls at a speed of over 140 km/h. (I have a feeling I went to Uni with Adam Zwar – USQ early 90s?). I think the problem is I don’t find any of the cricket players very attractive. I think it’s got something to do with the white pants …


Something about an AFL draft (draught??). I know even less about AFL than I know about cricket. Tight shorts + wife-beater singlets + bad hair. That’s all I’ve got.

The Hunger Games

Well, you would think this would be more up my alley, being based on a book and all. I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never read the book(s). I like the idea of an empowered female wearing a plait and sporting a bow and arrow, and I think Jennifer Lawrence was incredible in Silver Linings Playbook, but beyond that I’m not sure I’ll ever see this movie. Popular culture is leaving me behind.

Kendall Jenner

” …not only is Harry Styles getting close to ex Taylor Swift but he also went on a date with Kendall Jenner this week”. I think Harry is a member of Redirection and Taylor Swift looks like Rapunzel but who is Kendall Jenner? Is it a girl or a guy? I looked her up and she’s got something to do with the Kardashians who  … you guessed it … I know nothing about except for something to do with Kayne West and curvy bums.

Doria Tillier

This one’s the best. Naked. French. Weather. What’s not to love?

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Dr Who

It’s the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and I DO know a few things about that. I know that the original broadcast date of the series had to be postponed because of JFK’s assassination.

And I can name all the Doctors …

1. The Doctor
2. The Doctor
3. The Doctor
4. The Doctor

I only know the old blokes — White haired grumpy bastard William, Patrick with the recorder, Worzel Gummidge, Tom Baker with the scarf, that guy from All Creatures Great and Small, the fat one everyone hated, and the wizard from the Hobbit.

After that I’m lost.

Except for David Tennant … mmmm David Tennant.

Do YOU know anything about this stuff?

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