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Want to drive to the Great Barrier Reef?

The 2000 Olympic Games committee set up a website to deal with questions from people all over the world who wanted to see the Games in Sydney. These were genuine queries plus the answers that were posted on the site for all to see.

CAN I drive to the Great Barrier Reef? (Germany)
(Sure, if your vehicle is amphibious.)
I want to walk from Perth to Sydney – can I follow the railroad tracks? (Sweden)
(Sure, it’s only seven thousand miles, so you’ll need to have started a year and a half ago to get there in time for the Olympics.)
Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Australia? (Sweden)
(And accomplish what?)
My client wants to take a steel pooper-scooper into Australia. Will you let her in? (South Africa)
(Why? We do have toilet paper here.)
Can I bring cutlery into Australia? (UK)
(Why bother? Use your fingers like the rest of us.)
Do you have perfume in Australia? (France)
(No. Everybody stinks.)
Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia? (France)
(Yes. At Christmas.)
Are there killer bees in Australia? (Germany)
(Not yet, but we’ll see what we can do when you get here.)
Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA)
(Depends on how much beer you’ve consumed.)