Originally Posted By: oenophore
Only in Australia
(Or is it universal?)

Well, while the link is to an NBC article about an Australian study, the image ran in an article in the Edmonton Journal, a Canadian newspaper, and the image itself is of a researcher in Cologne, Germany, and that article was primarily about a paper from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

It would seem "universal" is appropriate, but the real fascination with the subject appears to be of Canadian origin.