Outback Australia was hit by wild hailstorms on Friday. As the cleanup continues, residents have found ways to make the most of the wacky weather. Locals posted pictures to social media of wine coolers filled with hail, a sand castle built of remaining ice and cans of beer thrown on the ice to cool down. The photographs went to show that even freak weather can’t break Australian spirit.

One picture was of tanned feet encased in thongs against the white backdrop of the icy ground, and another showed hailstones on a pub table, with plates, glasses and beers clearly abandoned at the very last second.
Pictures of the desert town also illustrated how much ice remained on the road, and around the Todd River, which usually sits as a dry, sandy riverbed – not a lake surrounded by ice. READ MORE