Until a few years ago: when being abroad and people heard where I came from, almost everybody confused Austria with Australia and said something like: Oh, you're from kangaroo-country .....which got a bit unnerving at times.
In the last few years Austria seems to have achieved a much better name recognition, what with Arnold Schwarzenegger and similar important personalities ;-). Now I usually keep quiet about my origins, respectively consider telling people I'm from Australia.
This is not as far fetched as it may seem: Some days ago a kangaroo (or, actually a wallaby) run away from a vet in Carinthia/Austria and had to be caught in the masses of snow. Luckily, it worked.