You Know What Burns My Bacon?

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You Know What Burns My Bacon?

Cade Jackson, Writer

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What burns my bacon is how the country of Australia lost a war to birds. Not just any bird though, they lost a war to emus. Emus are Australia’s country bird. You may be thinking, why go to war with your own country’s bird? Well, emus really sucked back in the 1930’s. During the Great Depression that the whole world was in, farmers were really needed in Australia. The country was growing short of food because most farmers moved to the city for work. Crops were going for dirt money, but they still needed food. Farmers were trying their hardest to keep food flowing so people wouldn’t have to import it on tax. Yet, there was a big problem, a 5 foot, 7 inches problem. Emus came to the crops and destroyed all of them. The farmers couldn’t do anything about the birds so they asked the government to do something about it. The farmers paid the military to come and kill a bunch of emus to save the crops. Yet on the first encounter with the emus, the military only killed 7 out of a massive herd of emus. The second encounter, the LMG’s they were using jammed and overheated. Finally, on the last week of the “war,” they killed about 1000 emus. The military said they defeated the emus since they killed over 1000, yet the government didn’t think so. There were 20,000 emus, then there were 19,000 emus after the war. The military didn’t really make a dent in the population to stop emus from destroying crops. So, in conclusion, Australia sucks because they lost a war to birds, America #1.

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  1. Jeff Olds on November 30th, 2018 10:14 am

    Whats America #1 in?

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