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Humans, Armed with Rifles, Still Lost the Great Emu War of 1932

The taunt "bird brain" is unwarranted because even the dumbest of birds, the emu outsmarted Australian soldiers in The Great Emu War of 1932.

[DIGEST: WorldHistory, IFLS, SciAm, EmuFacts, EKU, McGill, Aruba]

In the winter of 1932, Olympic athletes competed in Lake Placid, New York. In England, Agatha Christie published her 12th mystery, Peril at End House. In Asia, the “January 28 Incident” sparked a short war over the city of Shanghai between Japan and China. And farther to the south, in Australia, the Great Emu War broke out.

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