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Silly History: Doomed From the Start *TEASER*


Julia Hava & Eliza McLamb

Society & Culture

4.92.3K Ratings

🗓️ 17 April 2024

⏱️ 3 minutes

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The girlies tell the stories of two historical events that were doomed from the start: the Donner Party and The Great Emu War. From the cannibalistic Western settlers to the Australians who thought they could gun down 20,000 wild emus, humans vastly underestimated their environment and suffered the consequences. This is a teaser for a Patreon-exclusive bonus episode. To become a Patron and get access to this episode along with 50+ other bonus episodes, go to www.patreon.com/binchtopia

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As I was saying, the emus cannot be killed.


Like they're really tough and they can't really be killed.


They also didn't know like how many emus they had actually killed because like


the emus would keep running off after they had been shot and like I guess some of them later would die but they were like can you


imagine these guys are like why the fuck can we not kill these emus like even the ones they shoot


they're just like running off no they're like running away and it's like these emus are unkillable and by November 8th everyone in Australia was


clowning these people over the emu war members of the Australian House of Representatives were laughing.


They joked if anyone deserved medals from the conflict, it was the E-Moos who had won every round


so far.


So like they were clowning these people out there. And by November 8th, six days


after they first started the EMU war, they had wasted 2,500 rounds of ammunition.


Like that's the much ammunition they had fired and they'd killed so few emos.


The team withdrew because they were so embarrassed but the farmers were like, no, come back, we need


you guys.


Like the emos are still here because the emus were like


screaming all right we're gonna continue to attack your crops farmers ask again for


support they're like it's so hot here there's a drought like the emus are coming


in in the thousands like we. Like we needed your prayers. And I guess they got a report that like they had been a little more successful, like 300 emus had been killed, so they're like, okay, like they they are killable like let's give it


another try with our guns. 300 out of 20,000 is in insane? And then like I


guess the chief of the army guy later said that like 986 emus were killed between


November and December and then like an additional 2,500 later died of their


injuries but these numbers have been disputed people are like this is not


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