The Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge

In 1986, Paul Hogan exposed to the rest of the world that there is something a bit “odd” about Australians. I’m not sure it’s something that we’ve actively tried to live down in the decades since, but I’m going to hazard a guess that sending thousands upon thousands of bikini-clad Aussies off shore on giant inflatable lilo Havaianas annually does not help this reputatation.

The Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge has become an iconic, world record-breaking event across five states in Australia, and this year, registrations are still available for those hoping to get involved. I’d like to say that these human-on-thong formations are visible from out of space, but that is unconfirmed. What is confirmed is that it’s the most fun you can be having this Australia Day, and you don’t even have to leave your clothes on.