In 1957, a research project at Darwin University in Australia was set up to discover why Aborigines stand on one leg to rest.
In the course of the project, an orthopaedic surgeon interviewed several Aborigines, and some white Australians were trained in techniques for standing on one leg.
No firm conclusions were reached other than the usual declaration that further research was needed.
In several Aborigine tribes, the traditional punishment for manslaughter was to be stabbed in the thigh by a tribal elder.
In the Pitta Pitta Aborigine tongue, "kanga" means "alcohol" and "kangamarru" is "drunk". The word for "kangaroo" is "kulipila", "matyumpa" or "warrhaputha".