Idiot Olympic Questions


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Here are some of the classic questions that were asked of the Sydney Olympic Committee via their Web site, and answers supplied where appropriate.

Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV, so how do the plants grow?
A: Upwards, out of the ground, like the person who asked this question, who themselves will need watering if their IQ drops any lower...

Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street?
A: Depends on how much beer you've consumed...

Q: Which direction should I drive - Perth to Darwin or Darwin to Perth - to avoid driving with the sun in my eyes?
A: Excellent question, considering that the Olympics are being held in Sydney.

Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks?
A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles, so you'll need to have started about a year ago to get there in time for this October...

Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Australia?
A: And accomplish what?

Q: It is imperative that I find the names and addresses of places to contact for a stuffed porpoise.
A: I'm not touching this one...

Q: My client wants to take a steel pooper-scooper into Australia. Will you let her in?
A: Why? We do have toilet paper here...

Q: Are there any ATMs in Australia? Can you send me a list of them in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay?

Q: Where can I learn underwater welding in Australia?

Q: Do the camels in Australia have one hump or two?

Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia?
A: Why bother? Use your fingers like the rest of us...

Q: Do you have perfume in Australia?
A: No. Everybody stinks.

Q: Do tents exist in Australia?
A: Yes, but only in sporting supply stores, peoples' garages, and most national parks...

Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia?
A: This HAS to have been asked by a blonde...

Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia?
A: Yes. At Christmas.

Q: Can I drive to the Great Barrier Reef?
A: Sure, if your vehicle is amphibious.

Q: Are there killer bees in Australia?
A: Not yet, but we'll see what we can do when you get here.

Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia?
A: What's this guy smoking, and where do I get some?

Q: Are there supermarkets in Sydney and is milk available all year round?
A: Another blonde?

Q: Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense rattlesnake serum.
A: I love this one...there are no rattlesnakes in Australia.

Q: Which direction is North in Australia?
A: Face North and you should be about right.

Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule?
A: Americans have long had considerable trouble distinguishing between Austria and Australia.

Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Australia, but I forget its name. It's a kind of bear and lives in trees.

Q: Will I be able to speek English most places I go?
A: Yes, but you'll have to learn it first.





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