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(Oddee)   Eighty years ago Australia went to war. In remembrance of the Great Emu War, here are the 7 Strangest Wars in recorded history (NSFW ads/images on article page)   (oddee.com) divider line 46
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2012-11-02 10:10:11 AM
We fought a war to see who would get to KEEP Toledo. Ohio lost
 
2012-11-02 10:19:12 AM
Looks like somebody read a cracked article and produced an even crappier knockoff.
 
2012-11-02 10:20:48 AM
I hope yer chooks turn into emus and kick yer dunny doors down!
 
2012-11-02 10:22:36 AM
Complete with links not to Wikipedia, but to knockoff sites that copy Wikipedia content and add ads on the side. Classy, that.
 
2012-11-02 10:23:46 AM

NuttierThanEver: We fought a war to see who would get to KEEP Toledo. Ohio lost


I just heard about that conflict between Ohio and Michigan for the first time last week.
 
2012-11-02 10:24:14 AM
Um, what is going on to the right of that article? There is a lot of funk happening there.
 
2012-11-02 10:26:52 AM
blocked by Websense

Category "Tasteless"
 
2012-11-02 10:27:58 AM

NuttierThanEver: We fought a war to see who would get to KEEP Toledo. Ohio lost


And we've never forgotten!

/O-H!
 
2012-11-02 10:32:07 AM
Australia didn't go to war, they were invaded by Germany.

And it was only 74 years ago.
 
2012-11-02 10:32:35 AM
I can still remember the hail of boomerangs....
 
2012-11-02 10:33:12 AM
54.40 or fight is what I say!
 
2012-11-02 10:34:17 AM

WorkingInParadise: Australia didn't go to war, they were invaded by Germany.

And it was only 74 years ago.


Invade? I thought Hitler was born there.
 
2012-11-02 10:35:31 AM

way south: WorkingInParadise: Australia didn't go to war, they were invaded by Germany.

And it was only 74 years ago.

Invade? I thought Hitler was born there.


Yes he was. It was somewhere north of Perth. Maybe Vienna?
 
2012-11-02 10:37:12 AM
 
2012-11-02 10:38:05 AM
War on Drugs stangely absent.
 
2012-11-02 10:38:59 AM
images.amazon.com
 
2012-11-02 10:39:25 AM

every god for himself: blocked by Websense

Category "Tasteless"


Then how are you on Fark?
 
2012-11-02 10:41:59 AM

drpance: every god for himself: blocked by Websense

Category "Tasteless"

Then how are you on Fark?


some of the guys who work security and oversee websense are farkers

/here anyways
 
2012-11-02 10:51:17 AM
What about that war where eleven Saudi Arabians, a Lebanese, an Egyptian, and two people from the UAE decided to fly planes into American buildings and America responded by attacking Iraq?

That was pretty strange.
 
2012-11-02 10:52:00 AM
errrr......fourteen Saudis.
 
2012-11-02 10:52:24 AM
How about the War of the Sexes?
 
2012-11-02 10:54:27 AM

every god for himself: blocked by Websense

Category "Tasteless"


Blocked by Sophos but with an option to proceed "This action will be logged"
 
2012-11-02 10:55:54 AM

Spiralmonkey: No War of Jenkins' Ear?


How can you leave out that one? A pickled ear is cause enough to list it
 
2012-11-02 10:57:13 AM
Looks like someone hasn't heard about the advertising heterodyne.

As in I won't be going back to that website because they have too much advertising to be worth reading. The heterodyne comes about from the more ads you have the less you make so you have more ads and make even less until your VC dries up and blows away. It's also Clear Channel's death spiral.
 
2012-11-02 11:00:59 AM

FLMountainMan: What about that war where eleven Saudi Arabians, a Lebanese, an Egyptian, and two people from the UAE decided to fly planes into American buildings and America responded by attacking Iraq?

That was pretty strange.


True. Also, FTA: faulty telegraphic communications caused the War of 1812? Was it the telegraph's fault that it hadn't been invented yet?
 
2012-11-02 11:01:44 AM
The honey war between Iowa territory and Missouri. A settler cuts 5 bee trees in disputed area on what will be the border between the states. Honey being an expansive item back then. Militias were raised and tensions was high. Luckily cooler heads prevailed and the only thing killed was barrels of corn whiskey. Much later it was proven the Iowa man cut the trees in Missouri
 
2012-11-02 11:03:51 AM

keypusher: FTA: faulty telegraphic communications caused the War of 1812? Was it the telegraph's fault that it hadn't been invented yet?


It's poorly written, but the point is that the entire war would have been avoided if there were better communications at the time.

To further the point, one of the war's greatest battles (Battle of New Orleans, led by future president Andrew Jackson) was fought in 1815, after the war had officially ended.
 
2012-11-02 11:17:01 AM

flaminio: keypusher: FTA: faulty telegraphic communications caused the War of 1812? Was it the telegraph's fault that it hadn't been invented yet?

It's poorly written, but the point is that the entire war would have been avoided if there were better communications at the time.

To further the point, one of the war's greatest battles (Battle of New Orleans, led by future president Andrew Jackson) was fought in 1815, after the war had officially ended.


Therefore it doesn't count, and all mention of it should be excised from the history books, thank you. I have spoken!
 
2012-11-02 11:21:36 AM

keypusher: FLMountainMan: What about that war where eleven Saudi Arabians, a Lebanese, an Egyptian, and two people from the UAE decided to fly planes into American buildings and America responded by attacking Iraq?

That was pretty strange.

True. Also, FTA: faulty telegraphic communications caused the War of 1812? Was it the telegraph's fault that it hadn't been invented yet?


Telegraph was down from the mass coronal ejection causing a EMP burst over the US.
 
2012-11-02 11:46:58 AM
No War of the Golden Stool? No Flagstaff War? No War on Christmas?
 
2012-11-02 11:53:08 AM
i.imm.io
 
2012-11-02 12:00:35 PM
Caller: "...When I came back from the Australian-American war...I didn't get a heroes welcome...I didn't get a pack on the back from my friends and neighbours saying 'thanks for fighting for our freedom James!' After years of fighting in the trenches, I come back here and everyone's watching TV!!"

Lazlow: "Now..I..I..can you tell me what this Australian-American war was...I..I never really heard of it!"

Caller: "God, not another one! Have you read a history book lately son?? The Australian-American war the was the biggest war since the big one! I tell ya, I didn't do two tours and take boomerang shrapnel in my head to come back here, and have a bunch of hippies deny our history! Those Aussies are ruthless! They even wired kangaroos with explosives...come hopping in the camp and knock out ten guys!"

Lazlow: "Well thanks for the history lesson!"

/GTA3 Chatterbox radio script
 
2012-11-02 12:26:28 PM
I would totally watch a movie based on the great emu war.
 
2012-11-02 12:37:09 PM
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!
 
2012-11-02 01:28:49 PM

evil rhinobird: I would totally watch a movie based on the great emu war.


Only if it includes pterodactyls.

/seriously, why doesn't Joust: The Movie exist?
 
2012-11-02 01:46:15 PM

flaminio: evil rhinobird: I would totally watch a movie based on the great emu war.

Only if it includes pterodactyls.

/seriously, why doesn't Joust: The Movie exist?


The UNBEATABLE(?) PTERODACTYL keeps eating the actors. =/
 
2012-11-02 01:51:50 PM

wildcardjack: Looks like someone hasn't heard about the advertising heterodyne.


Clearly one of us doesn't know what "heterodyne" means. Could be me. Care to explain?
 
2012-11-02 01:53:27 PM

Prey4reign: No War of the Golden Stool?


Really, really hoping Germany wasn't involved in that one.
 
2012-11-02 01:59:48 PM

ciberido: Prey4reign: No War of the Golden Stool?

Really, really hoping Germany wasn't involved in that one.


No, Japan.

www.japantimes.co.jp
 
2012-11-02 02:13:20 PM
What about the Cod Wars?
 
2012-11-02 03:02:22 PM
You mean the great Australian-American War in which we whupped the Australian's asses?

I was listing to a radio station once and Col. James P., called in to talk about how no one cares about the Australian-American War. He talked about how the Australians equipped boomerangs and kangaroos with explosives.
 
2012-11-02 03:40:58 PM
No Honey War between Iowa and Missouri?


our honey trees, missouri, we want them back. never forget...
 
2012-11-02 06:21:49 PM
This list fails without the Aroostook War, and many others.

Though there was no conflict between military forces, occasionally civilian lumberjacks became violent if they spotted people on the wrong side of the border.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroostook_War
 
2012-11-02 06:43:08 PM

Rangeley Tourist Hunter: This list fails without the Aroostook War, and many others.

Though there was no conflict between military forces, occasionally civilian lumberjacks became violent if they spotted people on the wrong side of the border.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroostook_War


Almost did a paper on that for a class, but the professor wouldn't let me because it was "too obscure." He loved the idea, but he didn't think I'd be able to find enough sources in the available time (less than a week; it was a short paper). Turned out he was right, so I threw together an entirely different paper at the last minute.

/got an A anyway
//had to rethink more papers due to lack of available source material
 
2012-11-02 06:59:42 PM
I thought we weren't supposed to mention the War.
 
2012-11-03 04:22:15 AM

wildcardjack: Looks like someone hasn't heard about the advertising heterodyne.


Ooh, I have!
 
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